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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
contemplative (adjective)
marked by or given to - contemplation , specifically of or relating to a religious order devoted to prayer and penance
contemplative (noun)
a person who practices - contemplation
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
contemplative (adjective)
given to or marked by long, quiet thinking
SYNONIMS:
broody, cogitative, meditative, melancholy, musing, pensive, reflective, ruminant, ruminative, thoughtful
RELATED WORDS:
introspective, retrospective, self-reflective; earnest, grave, sedate, serious, serious-minded, severe, sober, solemn, somber ( sombre), weighty; philosophical ( philosophic); analytic ( analytical), logical, rational; deliberate, purposeful; absentminded, abstracted, preoccupied
NEAR ANTONYMS:
featherbrained, flighty, flippant, frivolous, goofy, harebrained, light-headed, scatterbrained; brainless, mindless, silly, thoughtless, unthinking
unreflective
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