Definition of


  1. (adj, all) showing pensive sadness
  2. (adj, all) deeply or seriously thoughtful

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Alternate forms of Pensive

Derivations: pensiveness

Origin of the word Pensive

  1. mid-14c., from O.Fr. pensif (11c., fem. pensive), from penser "to think," from L. pensare "weigh, consider," freq. of pendere "weigh" (see pendant). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Pensive

panjabi, pawnshop, penmanship, pinesap, pinkify, punch-up, punjab, punjabi

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