Definitions for contemplativekənˈtɛm plə tɪv, ˈkɒn təmˌpleɪ-, -tɛm-
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a person devoted to the contemplative life
brooding, broody, contemplative, meditative, musing, pensive, pondering, reflective, ruminative(adj)
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";
Someone who has dedicated themselves to religious contemplation.
Pertaining to one who contemplates or is introspective and thoughtful.
Pertaining especially to a contemplative Roman Catholic religious or one of the contemplative Roman Catholic religious orders.
Origin: From contemplatif, from the participle stem of contemplare.
pertaining to contemplation; addicted to, or employed in, contemplation; meditative
having the power of contemplation; as, contemplative faculties
a religious or either sex devoted to prayer and meditation, rather than to active works of charity
Origin: [F. contemplatif, L. contemplativus.]
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They speak with a tremendous amount of conviction and resolve, and I think that Jeb's style, his personality and personal countenance is more contemplative and analytic.
Those who are more adapted to the active life can prepare themselves for contemplation in the practice of the active life, while those who are more adapted to the contemplative life can take upon themselves the works of the active life so as to become yet more apt for contemplation.
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