What does the word pensive mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Pensively.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Pensiveness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Gravely or sadly thoughtful.

Usage examples for pensive

  1. Her mother was pensive and anxious. – Madame Roland, Makers of History by John S. C. Abbott
  2. Eunice regarded her with pensive envy. – More About Peggy by Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey
  3. Eurylochus, with pensive steps and slow. – The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, translated by Alexander Pope