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ponderation, pondering
n. the act of pondering or mentally weighing something; "His ponderation of the matter took a long time."
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ruminative, reflective, pondering, pensive, musing, meditative, contemplative, broody, brooding
adj. deeply or seriously thoughtful; "Byron lives on not only in his poetry, but also in his creation of the 'Byronic hero' - the persona of a brooding melancholy young man";
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puzzle over
n. try to solve
mull over, excogitate, think over, chew over, speculate, ruminate, mull, reflect, muse, contemplate, ponder, meditate
n. reflect deeply on a subject; "I mulled over the events of the afternoon"; "philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years"; "The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate"
sorry, dismal, gloomy
adj. causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather"
saturnine, morose, moody, glum, glowering, dour, dark, sullen, sour
adj. showing a brooding ill humor; "a dark scowl"; "the proverbially dour New England Puritan"; "a glum, hopeless shrug"; "he sat in moody silence"; "a morose and unsociable manner"; "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven; "a sour temper"; "a sullen crowd"
self-examining, introverted, introspective
adj. given to examining own sensory and perceptual experiences
wistful, yearning
adj. showing pensive sadness; "the sensitive and wistful response of a poet to the gentler phases of beauty"
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contemplation
n. a long and thoughtful observation
advisement, weighing, deliberation
n. careful consideration; "a little deliberation would have deterred them"
lost, deep in thought, preoccupied, bemused
adj. deeply absorbed in thought; "as distant and bemused as a professor listening to the prattling of his freshman class"; "lost in thought"; "a preoccupied frown"
cogitative
adj. given to cogitation; "he looked at me with cogitative eyes"
well thought out
adj. resulting from careful thought; "the paper was well thought out"
deliberate
adj. marked by careful consideration or reflection; "a deliberate decision"
deliberative
adj. involved in or characterized by deliberation and discussion and examination; "a deliberative body"
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pondering
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