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.
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.