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Definitions and Synonyms of pensive | Another word for pensive | What is pensive?

Definition 1: showing pensive sadness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where pensive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for pensive in the sense of this definition

(pensive is similar to ...) experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness

"feeling sad because his dog had died" "Better by far that you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad"

Definition 2: deeply or seriously thoughtful - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where pensive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for pensive in the sense of this definition

(pensive is similar to ...) exhibiting or characterized by careful thought

"a thoughtful paper"

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