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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pensiveness mean? 

  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 


Sense 1pensiveness [BACK TO TOP]


Persistent morbid meditation on a problem

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions


pensiveness; brooding

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

melancholy (a feeling of thoughtful sadness)

Sense 2pensiveness [BACK TO TOP]


Deep serious thoughtfulness

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


contemplativeness; meditativeness; pensiveness

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

thoughtfulness (the trait of thinking carefully before acting)

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