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contemplating

[ kon-tuhm-pley-ting, -tem- ]
/ ˈkɒn təmˌpleɪ tɪŋ, -tɛm- /
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adjective
observing, studying, or thinking deeply about something: A stronger spirit and sense of purpose help shift the contemplating mind into a more action-orientated self.
noun
the act of observing, studying, or thinking deeply about something: After some more contemplating over the last few days, I now know what I'm going to do.
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Origin of contemplating

contemplat(e) + -ing2 for the adjective; contemplat(e) + -ing1 for the noun

OTHER WORDS FROM contemplating

con·tem·plat·ing·ly, adverb
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