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[pen-siv] /ˈpɛn sɪv/

dreamily or wistfully thoughtful:
a pensive mood.
expressing or revealing thoughtfulness, usually marked by some sadness:
a pensive adagio.
deeply or seriously thoughtful, often with a tinge of sadness
expressing or suggesting pensiveness

late 14c., from Old French pensif “thoughtful, distracted, musing” (11c.), from penser “to think,” from Latin pensare “weigh, consider,” frequentative of pendere “weigh” (see pendant). Related: Pensively; pensiveness.


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