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cog·i·ta·tive

 (kŏj′ĭ-tā′tĭv)
adj.
1. Of or relating to cogitation.
2. Inclined to or capable of cogitation.

cog′i·ta′tive·ly adv.

cogitative

(ˈkɒdʒɪtətɪv)
adj
1. capable of thinking
2. thoughtful
ˈcogitatively adv
ˈcogitativeness n

cog•i•ta•tive

(ˈkɒdʒ ɪˌteɪ tɪv)

adj.
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"

cogitative

adjective
Of, characterized by, or disposed to thought:
Idiom: in a brown study.
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Hence, the inquirer can cogitatively relate with posterity and proceed to legislate for it as his utmost concern, bearing all responsibility of such choice (benefit or harm) immediately at the present moment.