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

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Metta as a meditative process has two components: the recipients and the formula. Corinne Sullivan, Woman's Day, 6 May 2022 The material lends the compositions, which have the stark, meditative feel of the interiors by 19th century Dutch painter Vilhelm Hammershøi, a gauzy, timeless feel. Brienne Walsh, Forbes, 5 May 2022 Here's a new way to celebrate Star Wars Day: Become one with the meditative force. Maria Jimenez Moya, USA TODAY, 4 May 2022 Nayan said her goal this year is to cook less and spend that time instead reading religious books or in zikr, which is a form of meditative worship. Zareen Syed, Chicago Tribune, 27 Apr. 2022 The Maryland artist finds the process — employing traditional Indonesian and Japanese techniques — meditative. Washington Post, 22 Apr. 2022 Let the incredible, meditative views inspire you to create your own music in the suite's guitar room, or just fire up some classics from the suite's record collection on the en suite turntable. Zachary Laks, CNN, 19 Apr. 2022 Sure, golfing is usually a meditative sport with a lot of peace and quiet and etiquette. Shanon Maglente, Good Housekeeping, 15 Apr. 2022 Tim Kellner Filmmaker and composter Kellner chose the rugged, moody backdrop of Sweden’s west coast, translating its austere winter landscape into a series of meditative self-portraits. Rica Cerbarano, Vogue, 14 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of meditative

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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23 May 2022

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“Meditative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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