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museful

[myooz-fuh l]
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adjective Archaic.
  1. deeply thoughtful; pensive.

Origin of museful

First recorded in 1610–20; muse + -ful
Related formsmuse·ful·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for museful

Historical Examples

  • How, to a museful spirit, the heart and soul of man is reflected in the shows of nature!

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, No. 362, December 1845

    Various

  • Her delicious chatter, and her museful sparkle in listening, equally quickened every sense of life.

  • He was silent, museful, and inattentive to my situation, yet made no motion to depart.

    Wieland; or The Transformation

    Charles Brockden Brown

  • From the museful distance the giant removed his gaze and upon the boy at his side he bent a kindly look.

    An Arkansas Planter

    Opie Percival Read