Definition of meditative in English:

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meditative

Pronunciation: /ˈmedəˌtādiv/

adjective

Of, involving, or absorbed in meditation or considered thought: meditative techniques
More example sentences
  • The centre of the Labyrinth is a space of meditative prayer and peace.
  • His meditative films reflected an unease with the modern world and a feeling of malaise in western society.
  • The image is used particularly to refer to certain meditative techniques of self-reflection.

Derivatives

meditatively

Pronunciation: /ˈmedəˌtādivlē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • The doctor spread his fingers meditatively on the desk.
  • He paused again, meditatively, and his voice was thoughtful when he continued.
  • Should you sit down meditatively and try to introspect your own thoughts?

meditativeness

Pronunciation: /ˈmedəˌtādivnəs/
noun
Example sentences
  • Of course, you need a quiet place, and time to observe and to attain a state of meditativeness and contemplativeness.
  • The best pieces are the ones with the least instrumentation - they reward the careful listener with flashes of warmth and meditativeness in the midst of the chilly haze.
  • Already from the very beginning his poetry has been marked by a kind of Oriental peace and meditativeness.

Origin

Early 17th century: from meditate + -ive, reinforced by French méditatif, -ive.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: med·i·ta·tive

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