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[myoo-zing] /ˈmyu zɪŋ/
absorbed in thought; meditative.
contemplation; reflection.
Origin of musing
1350-1400; Middle English; see muse, -ing2, -ing1
Related forms
musingly, adverb
unmusing, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Henry's portentous musings on the futility of war seem fatuous beside his clear-eyed account of how war looks.
Word Origin and History for musings



late 14c., "complaint," verbal noun from muse (v.). Meaning "pondering" is from mid-15c. Related: Musingly; musings.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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