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Synonyms for contemplationˌkɒn təmˈpleɪ ʃən, -tɛm-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contemplation(noun)

    a long and thoughtful observation

    musing, rumination, thoughtfulness, reflexion, reflection

  2. contemplation, reflection, reflexion, rumination, musing, thoughtfulness(noun)

    a calm, lengthy, intent consideration

    mirror image, expression, reflexion, reflectivity, manifestation, considerateness, contemplation, thoughtfulness, rumination, consideration, observation, musing, reflection


  1. contemplation(noun)

    The act of the mind in considering with attention; continued attention of the mind to a particular subject; meditation; musing; study.


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. contemplation(n.)

    reflection, meditation, cogitation, lucubration, deliberation, study, thought, speculation, pondering

  2. contemplation(n.)

    view, prospect, prospective

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  • تفكُّرArabic
  • очакване, съзерцание, размишлениеBulgarian
  • meditace, rozjímáníCzech
  • KontemplationGerman
  • تفکرPersian
  • tutkiskelu, suunnittelu, mietiskelyFinnish
  • contemplationFrench
  • bespiegeling, overweging, beschouwingDutch
  • благочестивые размышления, медитация, размышление, предвкушение, созерцание, раздумьеRussian
  • sozercanjeSerbo-Croatian
  • 沉思Chinese

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