Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being pensive; gloomy thoughtfulness; melancholy; seriousness from depressed spirits.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state of being pensive; serious thoughtfulness; seriousness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A thoughtful or reflective state, especially if sad or melancholic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun persistent morbid meditation on a problem
  • noun deep serious thoughtfulness

Etymologies

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pensive +‎ -ness

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