noun pen·sée \päⁿˈsā\

Definition of pensée



  1. 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. 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 — more at pansy

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