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contemplative

adjective con·tem·pla·tive \ kən-ˈtem-plə-tiv ; ˈkän-təm-ˌplā- , -ˌtem- \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of contemplative

: marked by or given to contemplation; specifically : of or relating to a religious order devoted to prayer and penance
  • a contemplative order of nuns

contemplatively

adverb

contemplativeness

noun

Examples of contemplative in a Sentence

  1. He has lived a quiet, contemplative life.

  2. She joined a contemplative order of nuns.

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Origin and Etymology of contemplative

Other Religion (Eastern and Other) Terms


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contemplative

noun

Definition of contemplative

: a person who practices contemplation

Origin and Etymology of contemplative


CONTEMPLATIVE Defined for English Language Learners

contemplative

adjective

Definition of contemplative for English Language Learners

  • : involving, allowing, or causing deep thought

  • : devoted to religious thought and prayer



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