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Thoughtful, reflective Answer thoughtful, in the sense, of tending to think pensive 1362, from Old French pensif (11c., fem. pensive), from penser "to think," from Latin pensare "weigh, consider," freq. of pendere "weigh" (see pendant).
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# Deeply, often wistfully or dreamily thoughtful. # Suggestive or expressive of melancholy thoughtfulness.
It means to be deep in thought or concentration.
If you mean part of speech, it is an adverb. Example: She spoke pensively. Pensively modifies the verb "spoke," and is therefore an adverb.
She sat pensive, trying to delve into her memory to uncover the secrets of her past. pensive=adj., thoughtful; deep in thought
After seeing his old girlfriend, he just sat there with a pensively odd, rude look on his face.
It means he looked thoughtful and engaged in deep or serious thought.
Pensively melancholy. two perhaps large words that describe an emotional state. Pensively is thoughtful , deep reflection in ones thoughts While as melancholy is absolut…ely an emotion state, not just sad, its the blues funk. some form of depression. Pensively melancholy, is unhappiness on the current state of affairs.
"He was pensive most days, scornful others." Pensive means dreamily or wistfully thoughtful.
His forehead pursed in pensive thought, the young man contemplated life.
Many people are pensive during tests. His essay when read made you pensive.
She was pensive in her thoughts
tensive , expensive,sensive.
The word pensive is an adjective. It means to be looking thoughtful from a feeling of sadness.
The root would likely be "pense," which means to pay over or give someone or something its fair value, as in the English words, compensate - to pay what is justly due, and rec…ompense - to repay for harm done. Further, we see it slightly changed in the British "Pence," a monetary unit, which is, of course, used to pay for things. So pensive, meaning now deep in thought, would have had basically the same meaning at its origin as it does now, just phrased differently - to pay full attention to some matter, in this case with one's mind.
I can see why the word thoughtless might seem to be an antonym for pensive, since a pensive person thinks a lot and a thoughtless person doesn't, however, thoughtlessness is r…eally about irresponsibility, it is not really about thought in general. The opposite of thoughtless is thoughtful or responsible, not pensive. The opposite of pensive would be spontaneous, or glib.