[ UK /ɹˈuːmɪnətˌɪv/ ]
  1. deeply or seriously thoughtful
    Byron lives on not only in his poetry, but also in his creation of the `Byronic hero' - the persona of a brooding melancholy young man
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How To Use ruminative In A Sentence

  • He was uncharacteristically depressed and ruminative.
  • These speeches had to be rich in literary illusion and ruminative aphorism.
  • He plucked a stalk of dried finocchio and chewed it ruminatively, Huck Finn style. SIGNIFICANT OTHERS
  • These speeches had to be rich in literary illusion and ruminative aphorism.
  • Part of this was a reaction to the bumpiness of the adoption process, part of it just a by-product of who we are: overly ruminative, insecure people. Freud’s Blind Spot
  • I find the fourth the most ruminative of Chopin's ballades.
  • With the arena thus sanctified, we embarked on a roller-coaster ride through a Gaga theme park, with her ubiquitous hits "Telephone" and "Poker Face" along with songs from her upcoming "Born This Way" album, including the title tune and a ruminative piano interlude, "Speechless. A pyrotechnic bikini? Lady Gaga gives D.C.'s 'little monsters' what they want.
  • In particular, the ruminative musings on anthropocentricity are virtually absent.
  • His fields of dots grew through a ruminative, additive process that is integral to their emotional tenor.
  • Much human depression is cognitively generated by dejecting ruminative thought. Self-Efficacy - Albert Bandura
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