contemplative

[kuh n-tem-pluh-tiv, kon-tuh m-pley-, -tem-] /kənˈtɛm plə tɪv, ˈkɒn təmˌpleɪ-, -tɛm-/
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
Related forms
contemplatively, adverb
contemplativeness, noun
noncontemplative, adjective
noncontemplatively, adverb
noncontemplativeness, noun
uncontemplative, adjective
uncontemplatively, adverb
uncontemplativeness, noun
Synonyms
1. thoughtful, reflective, meditative.
British Dictionary definitions for contemplatively
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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Word Origin and History for contemplatively
contemplative
mid-14c., from O.Fr. contemplatif (12c.), from L. contemplativus, from pp. stem of contemplari (see contemplation).
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