Venus was the quiet one: pensive and observant of everything around her.
Meehan is pensive and troubled, his marriage and career in crisis.
One of us cautious and pensive, one of us quick and outspoken.
But the president's pensive image of heroes streaming out in the "pre-dawn darkness" was deeply affecting.
Another image features the First Lady in a pensive pose, wearing a black Michael Kors sweater and ball skirt.
As I was saying, why should I pretend to be pensive and doleful, when I am as merry as a lark?
Do you see how pensive she is, with her cheek resting on her hand?
There was the shade of grief on her pale face, and she returned our salutation with pensive courtesy.
The pale beauty of her pensive face won her friends wherever she went.
A hand encased in leathern glove,One pensive autumn day, Gathered some pretty wayside flowers,To make a bright bouquet.
late 14c., from Old French pensif "thoughtful, distracted, musing" (11c.), from penser "to think," from Latin pensare "weigh, consider," frequentative of pendere "weigh" (see pendant). Related: Pensively; pensiveness.