- given to, characterized by, or indicative of meditation; contemplative.
Origin of meditative
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thoughtful. See pensive.
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Examples from the Web for meditatively
"It looks as though Diablo had something in him," said Crane, meditatively.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
He meditatively flicked the ash from his cigar with his little finger.A Breath of Prairie and other stories
"Do you know, I rather like Beatrix for the stand she has taken," Bobby said meditatively.The Dominant Strain
Anna Chapin Ray
Once he crossed his eyes at me, meditatively, above the mother-of-pearl rims.Romance
Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
“Fuir la mort,” she repeated, meditatively, in her mysterious voice.The Arrow of Gold
Word Origin and History for meditatively
1650s, from Late Latin meditativus, from meditat-, past participle stem of Latin meditari (see meditation). Related: Meditatively; meditativeness.
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