pensive pensive /ˈpɛn sɪv/
- (adj) deeply or seriously thoughtful
- (adj) showing pensive sadness
- Sometimes pensive, sometimes boastful, sometimes displaying a rare humility, the presidential candidate made a final pitch to his followers.
- The Traders on the floor of the Stock Exchange looked pensive when the market opened after the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that one million jobs have been shed.
- The great Australian cricketer was pensive before he answered the question about Test matches going out of fashion.
- Eugene Parker, the mysterious NFL agent, was an hour into a rare interview when a specific word triggered a pensive tone. He had been discussing whether contract negotiations were a science or an art.on June 10, 2013 Source: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
- At the new $11 million gorilla exhibit at the Como Zoo in St. Paul, one of the three female gorillas had a pensive pose near the observation glass.on June 6, 2013 Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
- Jennings, who has known Dion personally for more than a decade, said "he sounded very quiet, very reflective and pensive and listening" when she spoke to him. "There's a real sense and hope that he's thinking seriously about his future, that...on Oct 17, 2008 By: Marlene Jennings Source: The Gazette (Montreal)
- "Mr Taylor is in a very reflective and pensive mood. This is his whole life we're talking about," Jewel Taylor, a serving senator in Liberia, told the BBC's Focus on Africa programme.on Jun 20, 2006 By: Jewel Taylor Source: BBC News
- "I have never bet on a game I have refereed," Hoyzer told the Bild newspaper on Monday. "The accusations have left me pensive, uneasy and dismayed. I cannot comprehend them, and also cannot understand that my refereeing colleagues could think...on Jan 24, 2005 By: Robert Hoyzer Source: Deutsche Welle