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.

Origin of cogitative

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

Related forms

cog·i·ta·tive·ly, adverbcog·i·ta·tive·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cogitative

cogitative

/ (ˈkɒdʒɪtətɪv) /

adjective

capable of thinking
thoughtful

Derived Forms

cogitatively, adverbcogitativeness, noun
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