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pensive (adj) thoughtful and sad.
A pensive expression is a thoughtful and sad expression. A pensive mood is a thoughtful mood. A pensive condition is a thoughtful condition in which you feel a little sad.
- He sat in a pensive mood remembering all the happy time he spent with his beloved until her death, and sighed deeply.
- His recollection of his happy days at college and his present sorrowful condition make him pensive. These memories make him thoughtful and a little sad too.