Pensive

Definition of Pensive

Pen´sive
a.1.Thoughtful, sober, or sad; employed in serious reflection; given to, or favorable to, earnest or melancholy musing.
The pensive secrecy of desert cell.
- Milton.
Anxious cares the pensive nymph oppressed.
- Pope.
2.Expressing or suggesting thoughtfulness with sadness; as, pensive numbers.

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