pensée

noun pen·sée \ päⁿˈsā \

Definition of pensée

plural -s
1 : a thought expressed in literary form
  • not a system of ethics at all but simply a collection of maxims and pensées
  • —J. C. Ransom
2 : pansy 2

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Origin and Etymology of pensée

in sense 1, from French, from Pensées (1670), literary work by Blaise Pascal †1662 French scientist and philosopher; in sense 2, from French, from Middle French


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