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What does 'pensive' mean?

Answer   Thoughtful, reflective   Answer   thoughtful, in the sense, of tending to think   ----   ; pensive  : 1362, from Old French pensif (11c., fem. pen (MORE)
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What is a context for pensive?

Pensively melancholy. two perhaps large words that describe an emotional state. Pensively is thoughtful , deep reflection in ones thoughts While as melancholy is absolut (MORE)

What does the origin of pensive have to do with the contemporary meaning?

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 (MORE)