'ruːmɪneɪtɪv /-nətɪv adv. meditatively, while thinking deeply, pensively

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  • ruminatively — See ruminative. * * * …   Universalium

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  • ruminatively — ru·mi·na·tive·ly …   English syllables

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  • ruminative — [[t]ru͟ːmɪnətɪv, AM neɪt [/t]] ADJ If you are ruminative, you are thinking very deeply and carefully about something. [FORMAL] He was uncharacteristically depressed and ruminative. Syn: thoughtful Derived words: ruminatively ADV ADV with v He… …   English dictionary

  • ruminate — verb ( nated; nating) Etymology: Latin ruminatus, past participle of ruminari to chew the cud, muse upon, from rumin , rumen rumen; perhaps akin to Sanskrit romantha act of chewing the cud Date: 1533 transitive verb 1. to go over in the mind… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ruminate — ruminatingly, adv. rumination, n. ruminative, adj. ruminatively, adv. ruminator, n. /rooh meuh nayt /, v., ruminated, ruminating. v.i. 1. to chew the cud, as a ruminant. 2. to …   Universalium

  • ruminative — ru|mi|na|tive [ˈru:mınətıv US neıtıv] adj formal thinking deeply and carefully about something ▪ a typically ruminative speech >ruminatively adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ruminate — [ ru:mɪneɪt] verb 1》 think deeply about something. 2》 (of a ruminant) chew the cud. Derivatives rumination noun ruminative adjective ruminatively adverb ruminator noun Origin …   English new terms dictionary

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