cogitative

cogitative

[koj-i-tey-tiv]
adjective
1.
meditating; contemplating: The cogitative faculty distinguishes humans from animals.
2.
given to meditation; thoughtful: The leaders sat in cogitative silence.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin cōgitātīvus, equivalent to cōgitāt(us) (see cogitate) + -īvus -ive

cogitatively, adverb
cogitativeness, noun
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cogitative (ˈkɒdʒɪtətɪv)
 
adj
1.  capable of thinking
2.  thoughtful
 
cogitatively
 
adv
 
cogitativeness
 
n

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cogitative
from O.Fr. cogitatif (14c.), from M.L. cogitativus, from L. cogitare (see cogitation).
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