Definitions

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  • adj. Meditative; thoughtfully silent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Meditative; thoughtfully silent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Thinking deeply or closely; thoughtful.

Etymologies

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muse +‎ -ful

Examples

  • The students sensed his unwillingness to engage in confrontation and they read his museful mild delivery, sometimes far-wandering, as a kind of private escape, not unlike their own, from the assignment of the day.

    Underworld

  • 'Forgive me if I say you talk like the bigger child,' Fleetwood said lightly, not ungenially; for the features he looked on were museful, a picture in their one expression.

    The Amazing Marriage — Complete

  • Her delicious chatter, and her museful sparkle in listening, equally quickened every sense of life.

    Diana of the Crossways — Volume 1

  • One evening Commodore Spiva met me as I walked museful in a grove.

    Tupelo

  • He was silent, museful, and inattentive to my situation, yet made no motion to depart.

    Wieland; or the Transformation. An American Tale.

  • -- They betokened curiosity, but not suspicion; yet there were moments when I saw, or fancied I saw, some dissatisfaction betrayed in his features; and when I arrived at that period of my story which terminated with my departure, as his companion, for Europe, his pauses were, I thought, a little longer and more museful than I liked.

    Memoirs of Carwin, the Biloquist

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