The definition of pensive is feeling sad while deep in thought.(adjective)
An example of pensive is how one feels after reading a depressing novel.
See pensive in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME pensif < OFr < penser, to think, reflect < L pensare, to weigh, consider, freq. of pendere, to ponder, weigh, hang: see pendant
See pensive in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English pensif
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from penser, to think
Origin: , from Latin pēnsāre
Origin: , frequentative of pendere, to weigh; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.
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