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Having the appearance of being in deep thought
“His face is pensive, reflecting a deeper register of emotion than his acting peers in Miami and Las Vegas.”
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Deep in thoughts characterized by sadness
“In a pensive mood she stands, staring at the blank walls.”
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Given to or indulging in daydreaming
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Full of yearning or longing
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Not excessively showy or lively
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Preferring the internal, satisfied with self, lacking interest or comfort in social interactions
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Grave in manner or disposition
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Backward-looking
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Causing unhappiness or distress
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