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PENSIVENESS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does pensiveness mean? 

PENSIVENESS (noun)
  The noun PENSIVENESS has 2 senses:

1. persistent morbid meditation on a problem
2. deep serious thoughtfulness

  Familiarity information: PENSIVENESS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PENSIVENESS (noun)


Sense 1pensiveness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Persistent morbid meditation on a problem

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

pensiveness; brooding

Hypernyms ("pensiveness" is a kind of...):

melancholy (a feeling of thoughtful sadness)


Sense 2pensiveness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deep serious thoughtfulness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

contemplativeness; meditativeness; pensiveness

Hypernyms ("pensiveness" is a kind of...):

thoughtfulness (the trait of thinking carefully before acting)


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