Ruminative Ru"mi*na*tive, a. Inclined to, or engaged in, rumination or meditation. [1913 Webster]

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  • ruminative — index cogitative, pensive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • ruminative — ruminate ► VERB 1) think deeply about something. 2) (of a ruminant) chew the cud. DERIVATIVES rumination noun ruminative adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • ruminative — adjective see ruminate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • ruminative — adjective Causing rumination or prone to it; thoughtful. Syn: meditative …   Wiktionary

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  • ruminative — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Of, characterized by, or disposed to thought: cogitative, contemplative, deliberative, excogi tative, meditative, pensive, reflective, speculative, thinking, thoughtful. Idiom: in a brown study. See THOUGHTS …   English dictionary for students

  • ruminative — ru·mi·na·tive || ruːmɪnÉ™tɪv adj. reflective, musing on an idea, thoughtful, contemplative; ruminating, chewing the cud …   English contemporary dictionary

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