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Definition of pensively adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pensively

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//ˈpensɪvli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpensɪvli//
 
 
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in a way that shows that you are thinking deeply about something, especially because you are sad or worried He gazed pensively out of the window.