meditativeness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

meditative +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

meditativeness (uncountable)

  1. The quality of being meditative.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick
      Beware of enlisting in your vigilant fisheries any lad with lean brow and hollow eye; given to unseasonable meditativeness; and who offers to ship with the Phaedon instead of Bowditch in his head.