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Meaning of CONTEMPLATIVE

Pronunciation:  kun'templutiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  persistently or morbidly thoughtful
 

CONTEMPLATIVE is a 13 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: brooding, broody, meditative, musing, pensive, pondering, reflective, ruminative, thoughtful
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Con*tem"pla*tive\, a. [F. contemplatif, L.
    contemplativus.]
    1. Pertaining to contemplation; addicted to, or employed in,
       contemplation; meditative.
    
             Fixed and contemplative their looks.  --Denham.
    
    2. Having the power of contemplation; as, contemplative
       faculties. --Ray.
    
    
  2. \Con*tem"pla*tive\, n. (R. C. Ch.)
    A religious or either sex devoted to prayer and meditation,
    rather than to active works of charity.
    
    
 

 

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