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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

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

Almost everyone who reaches a plateau where he or she is happy and comfortable says it's because of finding balance between work, relaxation, exercise, socialising and family - plus some alone time to do something contemplative, creative, or educational.
Neil Strauss

My goats are not contemplative, accepting, or introspective. They are the Greek chorus of my farm, sometimes of my life. They watch me closely and remind me that I am foolish.
Jon Katz
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Contemplative Translations

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