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blue     (informal)   cogitative, contemplative, dreamy, grave, in a brown study     (informal)   meditative, melancholy, mournful, musing, preoccupied, reflective, ruminative, sad, serious, sober, solemn, sorrowful, thoughtful, wistful  
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If you are pensive, you are thinking deeply about something, especially something that worries you slightly.      adj   (=thoughtful)  
He looked suddenly sombre, pensive.     
  pensively      adv   ADV with v  
Angela stared pensively out of the window.     

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pensioner, penis, pension, pen

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