Synonyms for pensive

Synonyms for (adjective) pensive

Synonyms: pensive, wistful

Definition: showing pensive sadness

Usage: the sensitive and wistful response of a poet to the gentler phases of beauty

Similar words: sad

Definition: experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness

Usage: feeling sad because his dog had died; Better by far that you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad- Christina Rossetti


Synonyms: meditative, musing, pensive, pondering, reflective, ruminative, contemplative, brooding, broody

Definition: deeply or seriously thoughtful

Usage: Byron lives on not only in his poetry, but also in his creation of the 'Byronic hero' - the persona of a brooding melancholy young man;

Similar words: thoughtful

Definition: exhibiting or characterized by careful thought

Usage: a thoughtful paper