Meaning of “pensive” in the English Dictionary

"pensive" in British English

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pensiveadjective

uk /ˈpen.sɪv/ us /ˈpen.sɪv/
pensively
adverb uk /ˈpen.sɪv.li/ us /ˈpen.sɪv.li/

He gazed pensively at the glass in front of him, lost in thought.

(Definition of “pensive” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pensive" in American English

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pensiveadjective

us /ˈpen·sɪv/

quiet and thinking seriously:

James was more pensive than usual.
pensively
adverb us /ˈpen·sɪv·li/

He gazed pensively out the window.

(Definition of “pensive” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)