Pensive vs. Reflective

By Jaxson

  • Pensive

    Pensive (February 5, 1941 – May 20, 1949) was a bright chestnut Thoroughbred racehorse that in 1944 won the first two legs of the U.S. Triple Crown. Pensive also began only the second sire line “hat trick” in the Kentucky Derby, as his son Ponder won the 1949 Derby, and Ponder’s son Needles won the 1956 edition.

  • Pensive (adjective)

    Having the appearance of deep, often melancholic, thinking.

  • Pensive (adjective)

    Looking thoughtful, especially from sadness.

  • Reflective (adjective)

    That reflects, or redirects back to the source.

    “Mirrors are reflective.”

  • Reflective (adjective)

    Pondering, especially thinking back on the past.

    “He always becomes reflective in preparation for the new year.”

  • Reflective (adjective)

    Involving reflection.

  • Reflective (adjective)


  • Pensive (adjective)

    engaged in, involving, or reflecting deep or serious thought

    “a pensive mood”

  • Reflective (adjective)

    providing a reflection; capable of reflecting light or other radiation

    “reflective glass”

    “reflective clothing”

  • Reflective (adjective)

    produced by reflection

    “a colourful reflective glow”

  • Reflective (adjective)

    relating to or characterized by deep thought; thoughtful

    “a quiet, reflective, astute man”

Oxford Dictionary

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