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See definition of contemplation on Dictionary.com
  • noundeep thought; planning
  • noungazing at

synonyms for contemplation

  • meditation
  • reflection
  • reverie
  • ambition
  • cogitation
  • consideration
  • deliberation
  • design
  • intention
  • musing
  • plan
  • purpose
  • rumination
  • study
  • pondering
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antonyms for contemplation

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  • ignorance
  • avoidance
  • disdain
  • disregard
  • neglect
  • rejection
  • slight
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How to use contemplation in a sentence

I certainly think that it’s possible to contemplate the boundary between life and not-life from that perspective, and the text, I would argue, clearly contains such a contemplation.
THE PHYSICIST’S NEW BOOK OF LIFE - ISSUE 92: FRONTIERSMICHAEL BROOKSOCTOBER 21, 2020NAUTILUS
I’m sure that somewhere there is a meditation or mindfulness practice that either already makes use of the concept of cosmic scales or should sign up this app right away as a tool for aiding contemplation.
THE APP THAT OFFERS COSMIC AWE - FACTS SO ROMANTICCALEB SCHARFOCTOBER 21, 2020NAUTILUS
At a sanctuary in Sabah, Borneo, a young male proboscis monkey sits with his eyes closed in quiet contemplation.
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However, we have also evolved the ability to turn off this constant time-keeping, in moments of artistic rapture or contemplation, and that adaptive sense of timelessness gives our lives much of its beauty and meaning.
THE NEUROLOGY OF FLOW STATES - ISSUE 91: THE AMAZING BRAINHEATHER BERLINOCTOBER 14, 2020NAUTILUS
It’s possible to spend the day completely isolated, in quiet contemplation, and feel invigorated.
WHY DO YOU FEEL LONELY? NEUROSCIENCE IS STARTING TO FIND ANSWERS.AMY NORDRUMSEPTEMBER 4, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
The shout of Jerry recalled the king from his contemplation of things in general to the lantern in particular.
THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
My heart yearned for that land, but I had to turn from the contemplation of its distant joys to the cold, gloomy reality below me.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
And then when at length I did look at her, I could not tear myself away from such a sorrowful object of contemplation.
MARGUERITEANATOLE FRANCE
He motioned Harkness to a chair and resumed his complacent contemplation of a picture that was flowing across a screen.
ASTOUNDING STORIES, MAY, 1931VARIOUS
Under the shade of the Bôdhi tree he devotes himself again to religious contemplation, and falls into rapt ecstasies.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CONTEMPLATION

  • absorption
  • aloofness
  • brooding
  • cogitation
  • consideration
  • contemplation
  • daydreaming
  • detachment
  • engrossment
  • entrancement
  • musing
  • pensiveness
  • pondering
  • preoccupation
  • reflecting
  • reflection
  • remoteness
  • reverie
  • ruminating
  • thinking
  • trance
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.