When you are sitting quietly and meditating on religion and life, this is an example of a time when you are contemplative.
Origin of contemplativeMiddle English contemplatif from Old French from Classical Latin contemplativus
- A person given to contemplation.
- A member of a religious order that emphasizes meditation.
(comparative more contemplative, superlative most contemplative)
- Someone who has dedicated themselves to religious contemplation.
From Old French contemplatif, from the participle stem of Latin contemplāre.