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Definition of "meditative" []

  • Characterized by or prone to meditation. See Synonyms at pensive. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "meditative" in a sentence
  • "St. Vincent and Borg were accommodating them, the latter for the most part in meditative monosyllables."
  • "The daguerreotype had better be taken with reference to the engraving to accompany the memoir - the hair combed or brushed from the brow, so as to show a high forehead - the expression meditative - a book in the hand, &c."
  • "Experiments have indicated that the region of the brain associated with emotions such as compassion shows considerably higher activity in those with long-term meditative experience."