Definition of pensive in English:

pensive

Line breaks: pen|sive
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛnsɪv
 
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adjective

Derivatives

pensively

adverb
More example sentences
  • Anita was deep in thought, staring pensively at the grass.
  • A little boy is pictured with his hands raised high, eyes looking off camera, lips pursed pensively to show off his adorable chubby cheeks.
  • He studies his smoked-salmon starter pensively.

pensiveness

noun
More example sentences
  • He sensed her pensiveness though, and called her on it.
  • They are joyful images in vibrant greens and yellows, but at the same time they evoke a pensiveness in viewers that some might find hard to shake off.
  • Mama, however, did not understand my pensiveness.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French pensif, -ive, from penser 'think', from Latin pensare 'ponder', frequentative of pendere 'weigh'.

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