meditatively
adverb see meditative

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • meditatively — meditative ► ADJECTIVE ▪ involving or absorbed in meditation. DERIVATIVES meditatively adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • meditatively — adverb in a meditative manner round and round, while meditatively, as a cow chewing the cud, he let his eyes rest on the flat water ahead of him • Derived from adjective: ↑meditative …   Useful english dictionary

  • Meditatively — Meditative Med i*ta*tive, a. [L. meditativus: cf. F. m[ e]ditatif.] Disposed to meditate, or to meditation; as, a meditative man; a meditative mood. {Med i*ta*tive*ly}, adv. {Med i*ta*tive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meditatively — See meditative. * * * …   Universalium

  • meditatively — adverb In a meditative manner …   Wiktionary

  • meditatively — medɪteɪtɪvlɪ / tÉ™tɪv adv. contemplatively, reflectively; musingly; in a meditative manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • meditatively — med·i·ta·tive·ly …   English syllables

  • meditatively — See: meditative …   English dictionary

  • meditative — meditatively, adv. meditativeness, n. /med i tay tiv/, adj. given to, characterized by, or indicative of meditation; contemplative. [1605 15; < LL meditativus. See MEDITATE, IVE] Syn. thoughtful. See pensive. * * * …   Universalium

  • muse — [[t]myuz[/t]] v. mused, mus•ing 1) to think or meditate in silence 2) archaic to gaze meditatively or wonderingly 3) to say or think meditatively • Etymology: 1300–50; ME: to mutter, gaze meditatively on < MF muser, perh. ult. der. of ML mūsum …   From formal English to slang

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