AskDefine | Define pensiveness

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1 persistent morbid meditation on a problem [syn: brooding]
2 deep serious thoughtfulness [syn: meditativeness, contemplativeness]

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  1. A thoughtful or reflective state, especially if sad or melancholy.
    ''We left quietly so as not to disturb the widow's pensiveness

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