As adjectives the difference between pensive and pensile
is that pensive
is having the appearance of deep, often melancholic, thinking while pensile
is hanging down, suspended.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Having the appearance of deep, often melancholic, thinking.
Looking thoughtful, especially from sadness.
* 1748 . David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 4.
- Abstruse thought and profound researches I prohibit, and will severely punish, by the pensive melancholy which they introduce
* pensill (obsolete )
Hanging down, suspended.
* 1658': However the account of the '''Pensill or hanging gardens of ''Babylon'' [...] is of no slender antiquity — Sir Thomas Browne, ''The Garden of Cyrus (Folio Society 2007, p. 165)