Pensive vs Meditate - What's the difference?

pensive | meditate |


As a adjective pensive

is having the appearance of deep, often melancholic, thinking.

As a verb meditate is

to contemplate; to keep the mind fixed upon something; to study.

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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. ยง 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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    meditate

    English

    (meditation)

    Verb

  • To contemplate; to keep the mind fixed upon something; to study.
  • To sit or lie down and come to a deep rest while still remaining conscious.
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