- Pensively is defined as something done in a thoughtful manner, often with sadness.
If you stare out the window in deep thought, this is an example of when you starepensively out the window.
Variant of pensive
- thinking deeply or seriously, often of sad or melancholy things
- expressing deep thoughtfulness, often with some sadness
Origin of pensiveMiddle English pensif ; from Old French ; from penser, to think, reflect ; from Classical Latin pensare, to weigh, consider, frequentative of pendere, to ponder, weigh, hang: see pendant