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
References in classic literature ?
Some of these were more or less appropriate: as Rusty, Retiring, Ruddy, Round, Ripe, Ridiculous, Ruminative; others, derived their point from their want of application: as Raging, Rattling, Roaring, Raffish.
Weller, in a ruminative tone, 'but I never heerd o' one as I can call to mind, 'cept the little dirty-faced man in the brown coat; and that was force of habit.'
Problems with executive functioning and initiation and perseveration may prevent some individuals from developing strategies for coping with the stressors associated with aging with this disease and keep many from breaking free of ruminative thinking.
Utilizing Hypnosis in Addressing Ruminative Depression-Related Insomnia.
When the two forces finally come into conflict, with the hotheaded Preston firing a kill shot against orders that seals his cavalry's fate, the book takes an audacious turn, and what had been a restrained, ruminative narrative erupts into a second act of such unrelenting violence that the reader is almost compelled to turn away.
What Ackroyd has managed--as is only to be expected--is to give us a beautifully crafted, ruminative, well-illustrated, and utterly readable volume.
The patient was described as having "intense fear of bridges, upper-floor windows, express buses, subways, [and] riding in speeding vehicles," which leads him to have intrusive, ego-dystonic thoughts that are ruminative; and he "avoids these triggers at all costs." Clinically these sound like obsessions, which would qualify for OCD if he met other criteria, which--based on the case--he did.
Nolen-Hoeksema (1991) identified two common responses to depression in individuals: ruminative responses, which involve dwelling on symptoms without attempting to improve symptoms, and distracting responses, which involve turning away from depressive symptoms.
Nassief was often radiant in these ruminative songs.
Digressive and allusive sketches, rich less with local color than ruminative thought, Travel Pictures shows a poet seeking solace in the simplicity of nature, but who would also forsake the sunrise for the pleasures of coffee in bed.
Aafia Siddiqui "reported depressed mood, anxiety, ruminative thoughts concerning her son's welfare, poor sleep and moderate appetite."
With Tom Piper's colorless set of sliding panels and Chahine Yavroyan's restrained lighting, he creates something of the atmosphere of Eastern European theater, all shadows and grim illumination, and a pace that, for all its boisterous outbursts, is typically ruminative.