contemplative definition

  • adjective:
    • Disposed to or characterized by contemplation. See Synonyms at pensive.
    • with respect to person who contemplates or is introspective and thoughtful.
    • Pertaining especially to a contemplative Roman Catholic spiritual or the contemplative Roman Catholic religious purchases.
    • regarding contemplation; addicted to, or used in, contemplation; meditative.
    • Having the energy of contemplation.
    • deeply or really thoughtful
  • noun:
    • someone provided to contemplation.
    • A member of a religious purchase that emphasizes meditation.
    • anyone who has committed themselves to spiritual contemplation.
    • A religious or either sex dedicated to prayer and meditation, as opposed to to energetic works of charity.
    • One directed at contemplation or deep idea, particularly on spiritual subjects; a recluse; a hermit.
    • Eccles., a friar for the purchase of Mary Magdalene.
    • a person specialized in the contemplative life
  • others:
    • Given to or described as contemplation or continued and absorbed expression; utilized in reflection or research; reflective; meditative; thoughtful: as, a contemplative head.
    • Marked by contemplation; manifesting representation or a studious routine.
    • Relating or related to contemplation or believed, as distinguished from action: as, contemplative viewpoint; the contemplative professors (which, the faculty of cognition).

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