cogitative

[ koj-i-tey-tiv ]
/ ˈkɒdʒ ɪˌteɪ tɪv /

adjective

meditating; contemplating: The cogitative faculty distinguishes humans from animals.
given to meditation; thoughtful: The leaders sat in cogitative silence.

QUIZZES

HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Test your memory on these verbal firecrackers from the week of June 29 to July 5!
Question 1 of 7
anchorite

Origin of cogitative

1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin cōgitātīvus, equivalent to cōgitāt(us) (see cogitate) + -īvus -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM cogitative

cog·i·ta·tive·ly, adverbcog·i·ta·tive·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for cogitative

British Dictionary definitions for cogitative

cogitative
/ (ˈkɒdʒɪtətɪv) /

adjective

capable of thinking
thoughtful

Derived forms of cogitative

cogitatively, adverbcogitativeness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012