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contemplative

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adjective con·tem·pla·tive \kən-ˈtem-plə-tiv; ˈkän-təm-ˌplā-, -ˌtem-\

: involving, allowing, or causing deep thought

: devoted to religious thought and prayer

Full Definition of CONTEMPLATIVE

:  marked by or given to contemplation; specifically :  of or relating to a religious order devoted to prayer and penance
con·tem·pla·tive·ly adverb
con·tem·pla·tive·ness noun

Examples of CONTEMPLATIVE

  1. He has lived a quiet, contemplative life.
  2. She joined a contemplative order of nuns.

First Known Use of CONTEMPLATIVE

14th century

Other Religion (Eastern and Other) Terms

Zen, antinomian, avatar, gnosticism, illuminati, ineffable, karma, koan, mantra

2contemplative

noun

Definition of CONTEMPLATIVE

:  a person who practices contemplation

First Known Use of CONTEMPLATIVE

14th century

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