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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First Known Use of meditative

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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29 Apr 2021

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“Meditative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of meditative

: very thoughtful : involving or allowing deep thought or meditation

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