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1. contemplative

adjective. ['kənˈtɛmplətɪv'] deeply or seriously thoughtful; .

Synonyms

  • pensive
  • pondering
  • reflective
  • ruminative
  • brooding
  • meditative
  • broody
  • musing

Antonyms

  • inconsiderate
  • unthoughtfulness
  • inattentiveness
  • heedless

Etymology

  • contemplatif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Contemplative

  • alternative
  • captive
  • causative
  • causative
  • cognitive
  • collaborative
  • collaborative
  • collective
  • combative
  • commemorative
  • commemorative
  • communicative
  • comparative
  • conductive
  • congestive
  • connective
  • constructive
  • consultative
  • contraceptive
  • convective

Example sentences of the word contemplative


1. Adjective
Most nuns spend at least two hours a day in contemplative prayer.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Whether contemplative or active, nuns tend to start and end their days similarly.

Quotes containing the word contemplative


1. The contemplative life is often miserable. One must act more, think less, and not watch oneself live.
- Nicolas Chamfort

2. contemplative

noun. ['kənˈtɛmplətɪv'] a person devoted to the contemplative life.

Synonyms

  • someone
  • soul
  • person
  • individual
  • somebody

Antonyms

  • superficial
  • glad
  • nonreflective
  • nonintellectual

Etymology

  • contemplatif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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