Pensive synonyms

pĕn'sĭv

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Demonstrating thought or careful consideration.
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The definition of contemplative is being deep in thought or meditation.
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(Slang) Excellent, wonderful, delightful, etc.
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Of or pertaining to meditation.
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Concerned with something else; distracted; giving one's attention elsewhere.
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Causing or tending to cause sadness or gloom:
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Somber; dull
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The definition of introspective is someone who looks inward or focuses on their own internal thoughts, feelings, beliefs and motivations.
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Taken in, sucked up, assimilated, etc.
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Thinkable; conceivable:
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(Of a document) Finalized, written in large letters.
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Subdued; solemn; grave
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Resulting from ignorance; foolish; silly.
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Marked by insufficient inhalation of air; weak:
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The definition of serious is showing deep thought, not joking, or a situation that requires careful thought.
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Expressing sadness or yearning:
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Meditative; thoughtful
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Of or relating to cogitation.
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That thinks or can think; rational
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deeply or seriously thoughtful
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Causing rumination or prone to it; thoughtful.
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Deep in thought; contemplative.
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(Entertainment, informal) Pornographic or profane.
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Subjugated, under the control of a foreign military presence.
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Francis Bacon
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Dark or undecorated:
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Characterized by or resulting from deliberation
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Of, characterized by, or disposed to thought
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Given to, characterized by, or based upon speculation or conjecture:
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Of, characterized by, or disposed to thought
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Oppressive:
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Not engaged with what is going on around one; withdrawn or preoccupied.
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Being preoccupied with one's thoughts rather than paying attention to reality.
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Showing lack of interest or spirit; listless; languid
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Deeply or seriously thoughtful.
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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
Find another word for pensive. In this page you can discover 47 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for pensive, like: thoughtful, contemplative, dreamy, meditative, preoccupied, wrapped in thought, melancholy, grave, introspective, absorbed and cogitable.