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contemplative

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

Definition of contemplative

  1. :  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.

Origin and Etymology of contemplative

see contemplate


First Known Use: 14th century

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contemplative

noun con·tem·pla·tive

Definition of contemplative

  1. :  a person who practices contemplation

Origin and Etymology of contemplative

see contemplate


First Known Use: 14th century


CONTEMPLATIVE Defined for English Language Learners

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contemplative

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

Definition of contemplative for English Language Learners

  • : involving, allowing, or causing deep thought

  • : devoted to religious thought and prayer



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