musing


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mus·ing

 (myo͞o′zĭng)
adj.
Deep in thought; contemplative.
n.
1. Contemplation; meditation.
2. A product of contemplation; a thought: "an elegant tapestry of quotations, musings, aphorisms, and autobiographical reflections" (James Atlas).

mus′ing·ly adv.

musing

(ˈmjuːzɪŋ)
n
reflection
adj
tending to muse; contemplativedreamy

mus•ing

(ˈmyu zɪŋ)

adj.
1. absorbed in thought; meditative.
n.
2. contemplation; reflection.
[1350–1400]
mus′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.musing - a calm, lengthy, intent considerationmusing - 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"

musing

Translations

musing

adjgrüblerisch, nachdenklich, sinnierend (liter); philosopher, book, articlegedankenvoll
nÜberlegungen pl(on zu)
References in classic literature ?
Thanks to this inspiration, he got on swimmingly for a time, but gradually the work lost its charm, and he forgot to compose, while he sat musing, pen in hand, or roamed about the gay city to get some new ideas and refresh his mind, which seemed to be in a somewhat unsettled state that winter.
as the truth first glanced upon their minds, while the former, after a short, musing pause, took upon himself to reply.
Shelby, in a musing tone; and, fetching a long breath, he repeated, "It's done