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pensive

adjective uk   us   /ˈpen.sɪv/
thinking in a quiet way, often with a serious expression on your face: She became withdrawn and pensive, hardly speaking to anyone.
pensively
adverb uk   us   /-li/
He gazed pensively at the glass in front of him, lost in thought.
Translations of “pensive”
in Arabic مُتأمّل…
in Korean 수심에 잠긴…
in Malaysian dlm keadaan termenung…
in French pensif…
in Italian pensieroso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 沉思的, 憂戚的…
in Vietnamese trầm ngâm…
in Spanish pensativo…
in Portuguese pensativo…
in Thai ครุ่นคิด…
in German gedankenvoll…
in Catalan pensiu…
in Japanese 物思いに沈んだ, 物思わしげな…
in Indonesian termenung-menung…
in Chinese (Simplified) 沉思的, 忧戚的…
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