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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But the latter unintentional contemplative activities aren’t necessarily meditative ones. Sarah Digiulio, NBC News, "Have you been meditating your entire life without knowing it?," 28 June 2019 My monkey mind stills and enters an almost meditative state. Melissa Pandika, SELF, "Lifting Heavy Weights Is My Favorite Way to Help Manage My Anxiety," 16 Nov. 2018 Together, these pieces illustrate Harrison’s range and his ease with various formats, from lyric poems to meditative suites to prose poems. Elizabeth Lund, Washington Post, "‘The Last Love Poem I Will Ever Write’ and other best poetry of the month," 24 June 2019 Casey produces paintings on paper that dwell on color, layering and pattern in ways that evoke the meditative threads and lines of the watercolor studies and textiles of artists such as Agnes Martin and Anni Albers. Carolina A. Miranda,, "Datebook: A museum show explores what was showing on TV in the days of the U.S.S.R.," 20 June 2019 Some even consider the ribs a meditative experience. Verna Gates,, "The Alabama barbecue road trip you must take this summer," 5 June 2019 By pairing revitalizing oils with meditative mantras, Dynasty stays centered by listening to her body and trusting her intuition. Dianca London Potts, SELF, "8 Modern Witches Share Their Daily Beauty Rituals," 11 Apr. 2019 Revived with the assistance of close Monk collaborators but not Ms. Monk herself, the bones, and much of the flesh, remain in an opera that’s somehow simultaneously bustling and meditative, calm at its core as action and music swirl. Zachary Woolfe, New York Times, "Review: After 27 Years, Meredith Monk’s ‘Atlas’ Returns to Earth," 12 June 2019 The first is called Lost in Random, and it’s developed by Zoink Studios, the team behind the meditative adventure Fe. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "EA announces a trio of intriguing new indie games at E3 2019," 8 June 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of meditative

: very thoughtful : involving or allowing deep thought or meditation

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