Definition of Ruminative

1. Adjective. 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"




Definition of Ruminative

1. a. Inclined to, or engaged in, rumination or meditation.

Definition of Ruminative

1. Adjective. Causing rumination or prone to it; thoughtful. ¹

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Definition of Ruminative

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Ruminative

1. Characterised by a preoccupation with certain thoughts and ideas. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ruminative

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rumina
ruminal
ruminant
ruminantia
ruminantly
ruminants
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ruminatingly
rumination
rumination disorder
ruminations
ruminative (current term)
ruminatively
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ruminococcin
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rumkin
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Literary usage of Ruminative

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1. The New England Farmer by Samuel W. Cole (1868)
"... non-ruminative which were naturally ruminative; that is to say, we may give them food that would l№ retained for a very "short space of time in the ..."

2. Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England by Royal Agricultural Society of England (1862)
"... or food which was physically in the same condition with regard to fineness and moisture, to render animals non-ruminative which are naturally ruminative ..."

3. The treasury of knowledge and library of reference by Samuel Maunder, Bernard Bolingbroke Woodward (1859)
"... Another class of adjectives differs from ruminative Cate, ... 'ossessive Case, ruminative Case, Objective Case, ^ossessive Case, ..."

4. The Common Cause by John R. Meader (1911)
"I'ma ruminative creature, being brother to the ox, As the poet neatly put ... I'ma ruminative creature, looking down upon the sod, Though I sometimes vary ..."

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