What is another word for musing?

Pronunciation: [mjˈuːsɪŋ] (IPA)

Musing refers to a state of deep or serious thought or reflection. Synonyms for musing include contemplation, reflection, concentration, pondering, meditating or considering. These words signify a state of mind where someone is lost in thought or possesses a strong analytical mindset. Other synonyms for "musing" are deliberation, rumination, examination, scrutiny, introspection and speculation. These words offer a more intense meaning of musing, describing the act of analyzing a situation or topic thoroughly. Musing can be either purposeful or aimless and it is often used in an artistic context, particularly in music, where it refers to a state of writing or composing the music.

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What are the hypernyms for Musing?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Musing?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for musing?

Musing is a word that refers to a contemplative or meditative state of mind. Its antonyms include words that describe states of mind that are completely opposite in nature. For example, "distracted" or "frustrated" would be antonyms for "musing". Other antonyms include "bored" or "indifferent," which describes an absence of interest or motivation, rather than a deliberate state of reflection. "Humorless" is also an antonym of "musing," which implies a lack of merriment or lightheartedness. Finally, "serious" or "solemn" are antonyms for "musing," indicating a state of formal gravity or importance that is quite distinct from the whimsy and creativity associated with musing.

Usage examples for Musing

In the rare moments of kindly thought and musing on the future which sometimes visited him, he saw Jane mistress of Rede Place, bringing peace and, what is so much nearer the heart of life, love satisfied, to Dick Wantele.
"Jane Oglander"
Marie Belloc Lowndes
And now, when musing over her coming conversation with her friend, she felt a sharp pang of irritation when she remembered how little Jane had really trusted her concerning Lingard.
"Jane Oglander"
Marie Belloc Lowndes
"Very strange, very odd, all this," said Merl, musing.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever

Famous quotes with Musing

  • No great work has ever been produced except after a long interval of still and musing meditation.
    Walter Bagehot
  • Nay, men are so far from musing of their sins, that they disdain this practise, and scoff at it: what say they, if all were of your mind; what should become of us? Shall we be always poring on our corruptions?
    Thomas Hooker
  • I mused for a few moments on the question of which was worse, to lead a life so boring that you are easily enchanted or a life so full of stimulus that you are easily bored. But then it occurred to me that musing is a pointless waste of anyone's time, and instead I went off to see if I could find a Baby Ruth candy bar, a far more profitable exercise.
    Bill Bryson
  • One of Satan's devices to keep poor souls in a sad, doubting, and questioning condition is causing them to be always posing and musing upon sin; to mind their sins more than their Saviour: yea, so to mind their sins as to forget and neglect their Saviour. Their eyes are so fixed upon their disease that they cannot see their remedy, though it be near; and they do so muse upon their debts that they have neither mind nor heart to think of their surety.
    Thomas Brooks (Puritan)
  • Though fancy and the might of rhyme, That turneth like the tide, Have borne me many a musing time, Beloved, from thy sideAh yet, I pray thee, deem not Sweet, Those hours were given in vain; Within these covers to thy feet I bring them back again
    Archibald Lampman

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