Synonyms and Antonyms of contemplation

  1. 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 meditation Related Words brown study, daydreaming, introspection, muse, navel-gazing, reflection, retrospection, reverie, study, trance, woolgathering; cogitation, deliberation, musing, pondering, rumination

  2. 2 the act or state of looking forward to some occurrence <in contemplation of their children's college expenses, they started saving early> Synonyms anticipation, expectation, expectance, expectancy, prospectRelated Words alarm (also alarum), apprehension, dread, foreboding, misgiving

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