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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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
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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