- meditating; contemplating: The cogitative faculty distinguishes humans from animals.
- given to meditation; thoughtful: The leaders sat in cogitative silence.
Origin of cogitative
Related Words for cogitativecontemplative, deliberative, meditative, probing, reasoning, reflective, ruminative, thinking, contemplating
Examples from the Web for cogitative
Historical Examples of cogitative
Both were self-taught, but one was intensely active, the other cogitative.
Mr. Rooper walked back to the tavern in a cogitative state of mind.A Chosen Few
Frank R. Stockton
The antithesis would be better expressed in many cases, by the words objective and mental, or objective and cogitative.
The discriminate procedure, manifestable by the instruments of knowledge, is called the cogitative.The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha
The practical intellect is again divided into the cogitative and the technological.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy
- capable of thinking
late 15c., from Old French cogitatif (14c.), from Medieval Latin cogitativus, from Latin cogitare (see cogitation).