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Another word for pensive

  1. Of, characterized by, or disposed to thought

Another word for pensive

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Synonym Study

  • Meditative implies a quiet and sustained musing, without necessarily having a definite intention of understanding or reaching a conclusion a meditative walk in the cloister
  • Reflective suggests an orderly, often analytical turning over in the mind, as of past events, usually with the aim of reaching some definite understanding after a reflective pause he answered
  • Contemplative implies intent concentration of thought, as on some abstract matter, often connoting this as a habitual practice a contemplative scholar
  • Pensive suggests a dreamy, often somewhat sad or melancholy concentration of thought the pensive look in her eye