Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Ruminant; disposed to rumination; especially, given to meditation or thought.
  • Marked by rumination or careful reflection; well-considered.

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

  • adjective Inclined to, or engaged in, rumination or meditation.

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  • adjective Causing rumination or prone to it; thoughtful.

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  • adjective deeply or seriously thoughtful

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Examples

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  • Beethoven closed the program: the second of the opus 59 “Razumovsky” quartets, the ruminative and voluble E-minor, complete with its own mischievously obsessive quotation of a Russian tune.

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  • There is a natural rhythmic vibrancy to even his most fragile, strung-out tracks, but Jaar's debut album, Space Is Only Noise, is ruminative, melancholy music Jaar calls it "blue-wave".

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  • Like much of the Q's music, all three pieces are tranquil and ruminative, yet at the same time filled with direction and purpose; one can well imagine John Lewis and company playing their own versions of them.

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  • He looks over the double bed in ruminative silence.

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  • "Our America With Lisa Ling," debuting Tuesday night, is an intelligent, ruminative affirmation on the ways life might resemble a daytime talk show.

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  • Hantaï's programming reinforced the ruminative vibe.

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  • Mr. Cercas does even better, using the novelist's privilege to invade the minds of the protagonists in a book that manages to be both ruminative and suspenseful.

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