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Synonyms for pensive
ˈpɛn sɪvpen·sive

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pensive

    Synonyms:
    meditative, ruminating, thoughtful, musing, reflective, impressed, melancholy, sober, dejected

    Antonyms:
    vacant, joyous, unreflecting, careless, thoughtless, unmeditative, incogitant, unreflective

Princeton's WordNet

  1. brooding, broody, contemplative, meditative, musing, pensive, pondering, reflective, ruminativeadjective

    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";

    Synonyms:
    contemplative, meditative, brooding, wistful, broody, reflective, ruminative, musing, pondering

    Antonyms:
    glad, thoughtless

  2. pensive, wistfuladjective

    showing pensive sadness

    "the sensitive and wistful response of a poet to the gentler phases of beauty"

    Synonyms:
    contemplative, meditative, brooding, wistful, broody, reflective, ruminative, musing, pondering

    Antonyms:
    thoughtless, glad

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pensiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    thoughtful, meditative, reflective, dreamy, sober

  2. pensiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    expressive of sadness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pensiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    meditative, dreamy, lackadaisical, introspective, thoughtful, sad, grave

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  1. List of paraphrases for "pensive":

    thoughtful, phlegmatic

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How to use pensive in a sentence?

  1. John Milton:

    Come, pensive nun, devout and pure, sober steadfast, and demure, all in a robe of darkest grain, flowing with majestic train.

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