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Synonyms of pensive

Adjective


1. brooding, broody, contemplative, meditative, musing, pensive, pondering, reflective, ruminative, thoughtful (vs. thoughtless)

usage: deeply or seriously thoughtful; "Byron lives on not only in his poetry, but also in his creation of the 'Byronic hero' - the persona of a brooding melancholy young man";

2. pensive, wistful, sad (vs. glad)

usage: showing pensive sadness; "the sensitive and wistful response of a poet to the gentler phases of beauty"

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