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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pen·sive /ˈpɛn(t)sɪv/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pen·sive a.
 1. Thoughtful, sober, or sad; employed in serious reflection; given to, or favorable to, earnest or melancholy musing.
    The pensive secrecy of desert cell.   --Milton.
    Anxious cares the pensive nymph oppressed.   --Pope.
 2. Expressing or suggesting thoughtfulness with sadness; as, pensive numbers.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: persistently or morbidly thoughtful [syn: brooding, broody,
              contemplative, meditative, musing, pondering,
              reflective, ruminative]
      2: showing pensive sadness; "the sensitive and wistful response
         of a poet to the gentler phases of beauty" [syn: wistful]