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 (kən-tĕm′plə-tĭv, kŏn′təm-plā′-)
Disposed to or characterized by contemplation. See Synonyms at pensive.
1. A person given to contemplation.
2. A member of a religious order that emphasizes meditation.

con·tem′pla·tive·ly adv.
con·tem′pla·tive·ness n.
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[kənˈtemplətɪvlɪ] ADVpensativamente


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(ˈkontəmpleit) verb
1. to think seriously (about). I was contemplating (= feeling inclined towards) having a holiday; She contemplated her future gloomily.
2. to look thoughtfully at. The little boy stood contemplating himself in the mirror.
ˌcontemˈplation noun
contemplative (kənˈtemplətiv) , ((American) ˈkontəmpleitiv) adjective
conˈtemplatively adverb
References in classic literature ?
The trader sighed contemplatively, and poured out some more brandy.
I like heiresses very much," replied Rebecca contemplatively.
Oh, they may want to settle something," she replied vaguely, putting her feet on the ground, resting her chin on her hands, and looking out of her large dark eyes contemplatively at the fire.
Wingrave raised his head and looked at Lady Ruth contemplatively.
It was a long time ago," she murmured contemplatively.
Miserrimus Dexter stroked his magnificent beard, and contemplatively repeated my words.
He looked contemplatively at his horse's mane, as if he had some serious cause of dissatisfaction with it, or something else.
Yes," he said, contemplatively looking at the clouds of smoke he was puffing out, "yes, my dear boy, I expect the assassin to-night.
Vesey took her dimpled hands off the edge of the table and crossed them on her lap instead; nodded contemplatively at the boiled chicken, and said, "Yes, dear.
That's true," said aunt Pullet, taking off the bonnet and looking at it contemplatively.
Wu's focus on the role of ideology in general and the concept of class in particular is premised on the conviction that "theoretical ideas emerge from a context of pragmatic action rather than contemplatively as disembodied knowledge.
And if we listen to the music contemplatively, even soulfully we ought to hear echoes of slaves who gathered in Congo Square every Sunday to find life and respite.