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meditative

[med-i-tey-tiv] /ˈmɛd ɪˌteɪ tɪv/
adjective
1.
given to, characterized by, or indicative of meditation; contemplative.
Origin of meditative
1605-1615
From the Late Latin word meditātīvus, dating back to 1605-15. See meditate, -ive
Related forms
meditatively, adverb
meditativeness, noun
nonmeditative, adjective
nonmeditatively, adverb
nonmeditativeness, noun
unmeditative, adjective
unmeditatively, adverb
Synonyms
thoughtful. See pensive.
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meditative

adj.

1650s, from Late Latin meditativus, from meditat-, past participle stem of Latin meditari (see meditation). Related: Meditatively; meditativeness.

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