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1. Of or relating to cogitation.
2. Inclined to or capable of cogitation.

cog′i·ta′tive·ly adv.


1. capable of thinking
2. thoughtful
ˈcogitatively adv
ˈcogitativeness n


(ˈkɒdʒ ɪˌteɪ tɪv)

1. meditating; contemplating: to develop one's cogitative faculty.
2. given to meditation; thoughtful.
[1375–1425; < Medieval Latin]
cog′i•ta`tive•ly, adv.
cog′i•ta`tive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cogitative - of or relating to having capacities for cogitation; "the cogitative faculty"
2.cogitative - given to cogitation; "he looked at me with cogitative eyes"
thoughtful - exhibiting or characterized by careful thought; "a thoughtful paper"


Of, characterized by, or disposed to thought:
Idiom: in a brown study.
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