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Related to musing: musingly, preliminary, potentially, sought
Deep in thought; contemplative.
1. Contemplation; meditation.
2. A product of contemplation; a thought: "an elegant tapestry of quotations, musings, aphorisms, and autobiographical reflections" (James Atlas).
tending to muse; contemplativedreamy
1. absorbed in thought; meditative.n.
2. contemplation; reflection.
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|Noun||1.||musing - a calm, lengthy, intent consideration|
cogitation, study - attentive consideration and meditation; "after much cogitation he rejected the offer"
consideration - the process of giving careful thought to something
meditation, speculation - continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature; "the habit of meditation is the basis for all real knowledge"
meditation - (religion) contemplation of spiritual matters (usually on religious or philosophical subjects)
introspection, self-contemplation, self-examination - the contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conduct
retrospect - contemplation of things past; "in retrospect"
|Adj.||1.||musing - deeply or seriously thoughtful; "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";|
thoughtful - exhibiting or characterized by careful thought; "a thoughtful paper"