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Definition of Contemplative


  1. Pertaining to contemplation; addicted to, or employed in, contemplation; meditative.
  2. Having the power of contemplation; as, contemplative faculties.
  3. A religious or either sex devoted to prayer and meditation, rather than to active works of charity.

Contemplative Quotations

Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will, the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection. Its basic elements are logic and intuition, analysis and construction, generality and individuality.
Richard Courant

The bearing, rearing, feeding and educating of children; the running of a house with its thousand details; human relationships with their myriad pulls - women's normal occupations in general run counter to creative life, or contemplative life, or saintly life.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I think instead writers and publishers and readers need to go to the places where people are, and make the argument that there is great value to the quiet, contemplative process of reading a novel, that reading great books carefully offers pleasures and consolations that no iPad app ever can.
John Green

The contemplative life is often miserable. One must act more, think less, and not watch oneself live.
Nicolas Chamfort

In my personal life, I am very contemplative.
Antonio Banderas
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Contemplative Translations

contemplative in German is nachdenklich, beschaulich
contemplative in Spanish is contemplativo
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