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cogitative

[ koj-i-tey-tiv ]
/ ˈkɒdʒ ɪˌteɪ tɪv /
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adjective
meditating; contemplating: The cogitative faculty distinguishes humans from animals.
given to meditation; thoughtful: The leaders sat in cogitative silence.
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Origin of cogitative

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English, from Medieval Latin cōgitātīvus, equivalent to cōgitāt(us) (see cogitate) + -īvus adjective suffix (see -ive)

OTHER WORDS FROM cogitative

cog·i·ta·tive·ly, adverbcog·i·ta·tive·ness, noun
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How to use cogitative in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for cogitative

cogitative
/ (ˈkɒdʒɪtətɪv) /

adjective
capable of thinking
thoughtful

Derived forms of cogitative

cogitatively, adverbcogitativeness, noun
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