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Definition of the noun pensiveness

What does pensiveness mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: pensivenesses

  1. persistent morbid meditation on a problem
    • lexical domain: Feelings - nouns denoting feelings and emotions
    • synonym of pensiveness: brooding
    • more generic word: melancholy = a feeling of thoughtful sadness
  2. deep serious thoughtfulness

Alternative definition of the noun pensiveness


  1. A thoughtful or reflective state, especially if sad or melancholic.

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Google previewThe Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language (1882)

by Francis Turner Palgrave

The meaning of the first is that Gaiety is the child of Nature ; of the second, that Pensiveness is the daughter of Sorrow and Genius. 92 cxn 1. 2 : Perverse ingenuity has conjectured that for Cerberus we should read Erebus, who in the ...

Google previewArtistic Citizenship (2016)

Artistry, Social Responsibility, and Ethical Praxis by David Elliott, Marissa Silverman, Wayne Bowman

Pensiveness means that it is full of words, ideas, concepts, and sensations that can be appropriated by anyone at any time for multiple, unforeseen purposes but always under the sign of radical equality. Hence the danger of poetry (especially ...

Google previewPhotography and Cinema (2008)

by David Campany

Pensiveness is a suspension, a moment of anticipation when things are in the balance. Literally and psychologically, the still image in film causes a pause. Viewing a photograph in a film is very different ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Poetry and of Flowers (1856)

by Henry Gardiner ADAMS

Milton, the bard of Paradise, has said, These “Cowslips wan, that hang the pensive nead And hence no fitter emblem may we find, For one that unto pensiveness inclined. Periection, Strawberry - Fragrant, if small, and pleasant to the taste, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc. : Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

PENSIVENESS. n.s. (from pensive..] Melancholy; forrowfulness; with gloomy seriousness.- Concerning the bleslings of God, we should delight more in giving thanks than in making requests for them, inasmuch as the one hath pensivemes, ...

Google previewAn universal etymological English dictionary ... The twenty first edition, etc (1775)

PENSIVEHEDE, Pensiveness, Thoughtfulness, Chauc. PENSIVELY, thoughtfully, forrowfully. PENSIVENESS, Thoughtfulness ...

Google previewThe Globe dictionary of the English language (1873)

by English language

PENSIVENESS. FEBC1TSSI0N. Pensiveneu, (pen'siv-nes) u. The state of being pensive; gloomy thoughtfulness ; melancholy. Pentaglot, (pen'ta-glot) n. [G. petite and glotta.] A book written in five different languages. Pentagon, (pen'ta-gon) n.

Google previewAn Irish-English Dictionary (1904)

Being a Thesaurus of Words, Phrases and Idioms of the Modern Irish Language, with Explanations in English by Patrick Stephen Dinneen

clearness, ex- pensiveness ; also bondage, oppression ; rage, anger, e.g., Aft T)AOijte (Man.). •OAOijieAcc, o., f., dearness, ...

Google previewA dictionary of the Malagasy language, by J.J. Freeman (D. Johns). (1835)

by Joseph John Freeman, David Johns

pensiveness, melancholy, sorrowfulness, lowness of spirits, dejection, depression of mind, mijokaiky. manjokaiky, v, n. to be melancholy, to be pensive, to be low spirited. Jokajoka, syn. with Jirajira. Jokeiky, the same as jokaiky.

Google previewThe New Universal Etymological English Dictionary (1775)

Containing and Additional Collection of Words, with Their Explications and Etymologies ... Also an Explication of Hard and Technical Words, of Terms, in All Arts and Sciences ... To which is Added a Dictionary of Cant Words by Nathan Bailey

PENSIVENESS, melancholy, sorrowfulness, gloomy seriousness. Concerning the blesfings of God, whether || they tend unto this life or the life to come, there is great cause why we should delight more in giving thanks, than in making requests ...

Google previewAn Universal Etymological English Dictionary (1751)

Comprehending the Derivations of the Generality of Words in the English Tongue by Nathan Bailey

- PENSIVEHEDE, Pensiveness, Thoughtfulness. Chaut. PENSIVELY, thoughtfully, sorrowfully. PENSIVENESS, Thoughtulness, Sor1owfulness. PENT [of pinban, Sax.] ...

Google previewAn universal etymological English dictionary ... The twentieth edition, etc (1770)

by Nathan BAILEY

PEN's VEHEDE, Pensiveness, Thoughtfulness. Chauc. PEN'SiVELY, thoughtfully, forrowfully. PENSIVENESS ...

Google previewAn Universal Etymological Dictionary (1764)

Comprehending the Derivations of the Generality of Words... and Also a Brief and Clear Explication of All Different Words... Together with a Large Collection and Explication of Words Used in Our Ancient Statutes... Also a Collection of Our Most Common Proverbs by Nathan Bailey

PENSIVENESS, Thoughfulness, Sorrowfulntse. PENT [of pinban, Sax.] shut up. Spen. PENTUCAPSULAR [+,1, and capfular] having five Cavities. PENTACHORD [ xi," and xopf, J an Instrument with five Strings. PENTAF'DROUS (xi,1, and :3px] ...

Google previewTeutsch-englisches Lexicon. 2. U. Verb. Aufl (1745)

by Christian Ludwig

das trauren, sadness, grief, sorrow, sorrowfulness, trouble, mourning, affiétion, heaviness, melancholy, pensiveness. In traurigkeit versincken, to de overwhelmed with grief. Man muß der traurigkeit nicht nachhängen, man muß ...

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Video shows what pensiveness means. A thoughtful or reflective state, especially if sad or melancholic.. Pensiveness Meaning. How to pronounce, definition ...

Scrabble value of P3E1N1S1I1V4E1N1E1S1S1

The value of this 11-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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