Definition of pensiveness in US English:



  • See pensive

    • ‘The soldier carried the man away, a strange hard but confused look on his face with a hint of pensiveness.’
    • ‘He sensed her pensiveness though, and called her on it.’
    • ‘They are joyful images in vibrant greens and yellows, but at the same time they evoke a pensiveness in viewers that some might find hard to shake off.’
    • ‘She was able to hold a continuous level pensiveness and reserve.’
    • ‘Mama, however, did not understand my pensiveness.’