Definition of contemplative adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kənˈtemplətɪv//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˈtemplətɪv//
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  1. 1thinking quietly and seriously about something She was in contemplative mood. He gave her a contemplative look.
  2. 2spending time thinking deeply about religious matters the contemplative life (= life in a religious community)
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: contemplative