ruminative


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ru·mi·nate

 (ro͞o′mə-nāt′)
v. ru·mi·nat·ed, ru·mi·nat·ing, ru·mi·nates
v.intr.
1. To turn a matter over and over in the mind.
2. To chew cud.
v.tr.
To reflect on over and over again.

[Latin rūmināre, rūmināt-, from rūmen, rūmin-, throat.]

ru′mi·na′tive adj.
ru′mi·na′tive·ly adv.
ru′mi·na′tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ruminative - 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"

ruminative

adjective
Of, characterized by, or disposed to thought:
Idiom: in a brown study.
Translations

ruminative

[ˈruːmɪnətɪv] ADJ
1. (Bio) → rumiante
2. (fig) → pensativo, meditabundo

ruminative

adj, ruminatively
adv (fig)grübelnd

ruminative

[ˈruːmɪnətɪv] adj (liter) → meditativo/a
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tive adj 1: Relating to, produced by, or resulting from reflection (syn: brooding, broody, contemplative, meditative, musing, pensive, ruminative.
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