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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Deep in a sad or dreamy thoughtfulness; reflective.

Usage examples (38)
  • Elysian beauty, melancholy grace, Brought from a pensive though a happy place.
  • She stared out at the night, silent, her expression pensive.
  • Me nec fæmina nec puer, &c., says Horace in pensive mood.
  • Very pensive is the face of that bright and beauteous lady. for more
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