musing

Use the adjective musing to describe something that's reflective or thoughtful, like your musing diary entry or a clown's sad, musing facial expression.

When you ponder or contemplate, you muse, and anything that appears this way can be described as musing. You might love your English teacher's musing responses to students' questions or grow bored by a French film's slow, musing quality. You can also use the word as a noun meaning "period of reflection," although it's most often written as the plural musings: "This book is nothing but the author's musings about his cat."

Definitions of musing
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adj deeply or seriously thoughtful

Synonyms:
brooding, broody, contemplative, meditative, pensive, pondering, reflective, ruminative
thoughtful
exhibiting or characterized by careful thought

n a calm, lengthy, intent consideration

Synonyms:
contemplation, reflection, reflexion, rumination, thoughtfulness
Types:
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cogitation, study
attentive consideration and meditation
meditation, speculation
continuous and profound contemplation or musing on a subject or series of subjects of a deep or abstruse nature
meditation
(religion) contemplation of spiritual matters (usually on religious or philosophical subjects)
introspection, self-contemplation, self-examination
the contemplation of your own thoughts and desires and conduct
retrospect
contemplation of things past
lucubration
laborious cogitation
self-analysis, soul-searching
a penetrating examination of your own beliefs and motives
examen, examination
a detailed inspection of your conscience (as done daily by Jesuits)
Type of:
consideration
the process of giving careful thought to something

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