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museful

[myooz-fuh l]
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adjective Archaic.
  1. deeply thoughtful; pensive.
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Origin of museful

First recorded in 1610–20; muse + -ful
Related formsmuse·ful·ly, adverb
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Related Words for museful

melancholy, wise, pensive, analytical, cerebral, reasonable, earnest, studious, rational, reflective, sober, serious, attentive, absorbed, brainy, calculating, deep, discerning, engrossed, farsighted

Examples from the Web for museful

Historical Examples of museful

  • How, to a museful spirit, the heart and soul of man is reflected in the shows of nature!

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, No. 362, December 1845

    Various

  • Her delicious chatter, and her museful sparkle in listening, equally quickened every sense of life.

  • He was silent, museful, and inattentive to my situation, yet made no motion to depart.

    Wieland; or The Transformation

    Charles Brockden Brown

  • From the museful distance the giant removed his gaze and upon the boy at his side he bent a kindly look.

    An Arkansas Planter

    Opie Percival Read