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pensive

  

      adj  
1    deeply or seriously thoughtful, often with a tinge of sadness  
2    expressing or suggesting pensiveness  
     (C14: from Old French pensif, from penser to think, from Latin pensare to consider; compare pension1)  
  pensively      adv  
  pensiveness      n  
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pensive

  
  
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  
  
Antonyms     
   active, carefree, cheerful, frivolous, gay, happy, joyous, light-hearted  

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