Pensive vs Pensile - What's the difference?

pensive | pensile |


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?

pensive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • 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

    Derived terms

    * pensively * pensiveness

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    pensile

    English

    Alternative forms

    * pensill (obsolete )

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • 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)
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