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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contemplativeness - deep serious thoughtfulnesscontemplativeness - deep serious thoughtfulness    
thoughtfulness - the trait of thinking carefully before acting
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