meditative

adjective
med·​i·​ta·​tive | \ ˈme-də-ˌtā-tiv How to pronounce meditative (audio) \

Definition of meditative

1 : marked by or conducive to meditation
2 : disposed or given to meditation

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Other Words from meditative

meditatively adverb
meditativeness noun

Examples of meditative in a Sentence

I could see that she was in a meditative mood. I've been in a meditative mood all day.

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All of the chopping, seasoning, and simmering feels meditative after running around Manhattan and writing all day. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Self-Care Ideas, Courtesy of Our Editors," 8 Mar. 2019 Nothing disrupts the calm, meditative benefits of yoga like the thought of practicing your poses on an icky mat. Carolyn Forte, Good Housekeeping, "Here's Exactly How to Clean Your Yoga Mat," 6 Mar. 2019 The three-volume work was an epic of cultural commentary, architectural criticism, and political philosophy—all laid out in elegiac, meditative prose. Tristram Hunt, WSJ, "Elegy for the Floating City," 25 Jan. 2019 This twist on the usual formula makes The Sinner much more meditative than the standard procedural — which is perhaps the reason that season one’s slow burn went largely overlooked — and makes the show worth getting on board with now. Karen Han, Vox, "The Sinner is the rare murder mystery that doesn’t care whodunnit. Instead, it asks, “Why?”," 31 July 2018 There’s something very meditative and monastic to me about theater because in TV, every single day is different. Janet Mock, Marie Claire, "Kerry Washington's Next Act," 8 Oct. 2018 Stepping into one of his light sculptures is akin to chromotherapy and puts you in a meditative state. Diana Budds, Curbed, "Based on your zodiac sign, what should your Halloween costume be?," 10 Oct. 2018 But Jiro Dreams of Sushi (made by the same team behind Netflix’s Chef’s Table series) is a gentle, meditative, and entrancing portrait of a man who’s been making sushi for a long time in his tiny, exquisite restaurant. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "A dozen streamable shows and movies that kids can watch (and parents will like)," 24 Dec. 2018 That meditative, immersive high is what Dr. Kudrowitz calls flow. Matthew Kitchen, WSJ, "You Too Can Own James Bond’s Aston Martin—Some Assembly Required," 15 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of meditative

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of meditative was in 1611

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meditative

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of meditative

: very thoughtful : involving or allowing deep thought or meditation

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