- Having the appearance of deep, often melancholic, thinking.
- Looking thoughtful, especially from sadness.
- 1748, David Hume, Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral., London: Oxford University Press, published 1973, § 4:
- Abstruse thought and profound researches I prohibit, and will severely punish, by the pensive melancholy which they introduce
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having the appearance of thinking
looking thoughtful or sad
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