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  • Meditative — Med i*ta*tive, a. [L. meditativus: cf. F. m[ e]ditatif.] Disposed to meditate, or to meditation; as, a meditative man; a meditative mood. {Med i*ta*tive*ly}, adv. {Med i*ta*tive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meditative — (adj.) 1650s, from L.L. meditativus, from meditat , pp. stem of L. meditari (see MEDITATION (Cf. meditation)). Related: Meditatively; meditativeness …   Etymology dictionary

  • meditative — contemplative, speculative, *thoughtful, reflective, pensive Analogous words: pondering, musing, ruminating (see PONDER) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • meditative — [adj] contemplative awake, aware, cogitative, introspective, lucubratory, musing, pensive, philosophical, prayerful, rapt, reflective, ruminant, ruminative, thinking, thoughtful; concept 402 …   New thesaurus

  • meditative — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ involving or absorbed in meditation. DERIVATIVES meditatively adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • meditative — [med′ə tāt΄iv] adj. [LL meditativus] 1. meditating or inclined to meditate 2. indicating meditation SYN. PENSIVE meditatively adv …   English World dictionary

  • meditative — [[t]me̱dɪtətɪv, AM teɪt [/t]] ADJ GRADED: ADJ n Meditative describes things that are related to the act of meditating or the act of thinking very deeply about something. Music can induce a meditative state in the listener... Yogis trained in… …   English dictionary

  • méditative — ● méditatif, méditative adjectif (bas latin meditativus) Se dit du comportement de quelqu un qui est plongé dans ses pensées : Avoir un air méditatif. ● méditatif, méditative (synonymes) adjectif (bas latin meditativus) Se dit du comportement de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • meditative — med|i|ta|tive [ˈmedıtətıv US teıtıv] adj 1.) thinking deeply and seriously about something ▪ She was in a meditative mood. 2.) relating to the practice of emptying your mind of thoughts and feelings, in order to relax completely or for religious… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • meditative — med|i|ta|tive [ medı,teıtıv ] adjective 1. ) involving deep careful thought: a long meditative gaze 2. ) involving meditation: meditative martial arts ╾ med|i|ta|tive|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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