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

 

pensive

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈpensɪv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpensɪv//
 
 
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thinking deeply about something, especially because you are sad or worried a pensive mood to look pensive She sat with a pensive expression on her face. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French pensif, -ive, from penser ‘think’, from Latin pensare ‘ponder’, frequentative of pendere ‘weigh’.
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