con·tem·pla·tive /kənˈtɛmplətɪv; ˈkɑntəmˌple, ˌtɛm-/
1. Pertaining to contemplation; addicted to, or employed in, contemplation; meditative.
Fixed and contemplative their looks. --Denham.
2. Having the power of contemplation; as, contemplative faculties.
Con·tem·pla·tive, n. R. C. Ch. A religious or either sex devoted to prayer and meditation, rather than to active works of charity.
adj : persistently or morbidly thoughtful [syn: brooding, broody,
meditative, musing, pensive, pondering, reflective,
n : a person devoted to the contemplative life [ant: active]