Definition of ponderative in English:

ponderative

adjective

rare
  • Of or relating to the action of pondering; deliberative.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Healey (c1585–c1616), translator. Originally from classical Latin ponderāt-, past participial stem of ponderāre ponder + -ive. In later use probably after Spanish ponderativo evaluative.

Pronunciation

ponderative

/ˈpɒnd(ə)rətɪv/