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contemplative

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Contemplative \Con*tem"pla*tive\, adjective [F. contemplatif, L. contemplativus.]

1. Pertaining to contemplation; addicted to, or employed in, contemplation; meditative.

Fixed and contemplative their looks. --Denham.

2. Having the power of contemplation; as, contemplative faculties. --Ray.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Contemplative \Con*tem"pla*tive\, noun (R. C. Ch.) A religious or either sex devoted to prayer and meditation, rather than to active works of charity.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

contemplative

adjective

1: deeply or seriously thoughtful; "Byron lives on not only in his poetry, but also in his creation of the 'Byronic hero' - the persona of a brooding melancholy young man"; [syn: {brooding}, {broody}, {contemplative}, {meditative}, {musing}, {pensive}, {pondering}, {reflective}, {ruminative}]

noun

1: a person devoted to the contemplative life


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