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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).

mus′ing·ly adv.


tending to muse; contemplativedreamy


(ˈmyu zɪŋ)

1. absorbed in thought; meditative.
2. contemplation; reflection.
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"




adjgrüblerisch, nachdenklich, sinnierend (liter); philosopher, book, articlegedankenvoll
nÜberlegungen pl(on zu)
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I hate driving slow, particularly on the four-lane part, and therefore musing is not only a creative way of being cheap, it is good for my mental health.
But if it could be persuasively argued that this "generational imperative" to be rooted and centered in sustaining and defining African matrices of creativity and identity has not lasted beyond the cohort of Femi Osofisan, Niyi Osundare, Odia Ofeimun, Tess Onwueme and Zaynab Alkali, it remains true that it was of great import to the earlier generation and could be found in representative inscriptions in the work of each author: Achebe with his famous essayistic musings on the "chi" in Igbo cosmology; Okigbo with his invocations of the river goddess, Idoto; Clark with his stupendous scholarly and creative works on the Ijaw Ozidi saga; and far more extensively and definitively, Soyinka in essays, poems and plays on and about Ogun.