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synonyms for pondering

  • consider
  • contemplate
  • deliberate
  • evaluate
  • examine
  • mull
  • mull over
  • puzzle over
  • reflect
  • speculate
  • weigh
  • appraise
  • brood
  • cerebrate
  • cogitate
  • daydream
  • debate
  • dwell
  • excogitate
  • figure
  • meditate
  • mind
  • moon
  • muse
  • reason
  • revolve
  • roll
  • ruminate
  • study
  • woolgather
  • build castles in air
  • give thought to
  • noodle around
  • perpend
  • pipe dream
  • put on thinking cap
  • think out
  • think over
  • turn over
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antonyms for pondering

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  • discard
  • disregard
  • forget
  • ignore
  • neglect
  • agree
  • go along
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How to use pondering in a sentence

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The NBA pondered that approach, but it wasn’t a television ratings hit to stage a summer playoff that spilled into the start of the NFL season.
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Inspired by life in semi-lockdown, the artist’s recent work ponders — and transforms — the mundane and the domestic.
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The nation’s collective November malaise has caused many to ponder whether there’s a better way to do this thing.
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In the past several months, selective K-12 schools across the country have begun pondering how to improve diversity, stirring controversy and strong feelings among residents.
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In our first episode, we pondered the plight of restaurants in a time when crowding indoors isn’t possible.
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Time and space to reflect, ponder, collect thoughts—these dramatically raise the quality of dialogue and decisions.
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You’re known for clearing time on your calendar for “Think Weeks,” where you hole up in a cabin, read books, and ponder the world.
WHEN BILL GATES THINKS WE’LL HAVE A COVID-19 VACCINE—AND WHY THAT WON’T BE THE END OF THE PANDEMICCLEAF2013SEPTEMBER 21, 2020FORTUNE
After pondering over Mr. Blackbird's speech for a few moments he raised his head.
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On this balcony, which stretched along the whole range of first-floor bedrooms, he stood for a while, pondering deeply.
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WORDS RELATED TO PONDERING

  • 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.