contemplative

[kuhn-tem-pluh-tiv, kon-tuhm-pley-, -tem-]
adjective
1.
given to or characterized by contemplation: a contemplative mind.
noun
2.
a person devoted to contemplation, as a monk.

Origin:
1300–50; < Latin contemplātīvus, equivalent to contemplāt(us) (see contemplate) + -īvus -ive; replacing Middle English contemplatif < Anglo-French < Latin, as above

contemplatively, adverb
contemplativeness, noun
noncontemplative, adjective
noncontemplatively, adverb
noncontemplativeness, noun
uncontemplative, adjective
uncontemplatively, adverb
uncontemplativeness, noun


1. thoughtful, reflective, meditative.
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contemplative (ˈkɒntɛmˌpleɪtɪv, -təm-, kənˈtɛmplə-)
 
adj
1.  denoting, concerned with, or inclined to contemplation; meditative
 
n
2.  a person dedicated to religious contemplation or to a way of life conducive to this
 
'contemplatively
 
adv
 
'contemplativeness
 
n

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contemplative
mid-14c., from O.Fr. contemplatif (12c.), from L. contemplativus, from pp. stem of contemplari (see contemplation).
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Example sentences
The idea that college is a contemplative realm of humanistic inquiry, removed
  from vulgar material needs, is nonsense.
Earthy, contemplative colors reflected a new interest in ecology and nature.
They don't come from contemplative geniuses sitting alone in their studies,
  trying to think new thoughts.
It was occasioned by the fall of an apple, as he sat in contemplative mood.
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