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Definition of pensive:

  1. Expressing or suggesting thoughtfulness with sadness; as, pensive numbers.
  2. Thoughtful, sober, or sad; employed in serious reflection; given to, or favorable to, earnest or melancholy musing.


wistful, wrapped in thought, ruminative, broody, perceptive, ruminant, abstracted, smart, cogitative, deductive, serious, excogitative, insightful, dreamy, preoccupied, musing, incisive, intellectual, thoughts, deliberative, brooding, thoughtful, contemplative, lost in thought, sound, speculative, reflective, meditative, thinking, in a brown study, sad, reasoned, pondering.

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