cog·​i·​ta·​tive ˈkä-jə-ˌtā-tiv How to pronounce cogitative (audio)
: of or relating to cogitation
: capable of or given to cogitation

Examples of cogitative in a Sentence

a cogitative woman who was given to long silences, even in the company of her own family

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cogitative was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Cogitative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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