Thesaurus

contemplation

noun

Synonyms of contemplation

1 long or deep thinking about spiritual matters
  • the decision to enter a monastery and to spend one's life in prayer and contemplation

Synonyms for contemplation

Words Related to contemplation

2 the act or state of looking forward to some occurrence
  • in contemplation of their children's college expenses, they started saving early

Synonyms for contemplation

Words Related to contemplation

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about contemplation

Time Traveler for contemplation

Time Traveler

The first known use of contemplation was in the 13th century

See more words from the same century

Cite this Entry

“Contemplation.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/contemplation. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Dog Breeds

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!