Definition of musing in English:



usually musings
  • A period of reflection or thought.

    ‘his musings were interrupted by the sound of the telephone’
    • ‘It's a combination of these memories and Morton's reflective musings that fill these pages.’
    • ‘In particular, the ruminative musings on anthropocentricity are virtually absent.’
    • ‘Partly this reflects their monopoly of parish discussions, which means their musings go unchallenged.’
    • ‘I decided to lie down, relax, ponder the most recent musings of life, and try to nap.’
    • ‘Slipstream is all about an old man's musings on life, death and God.’
    • ‘These musings will soon give way to the real purpose of their visits here: to report next Thursday's result.’
    • ‘Enough of this pseudo-intellectual posturing, these pretentious literary musings!’
    • ‘Perhaps I could add some philosophical musings about the human condition.’
    • ‘We are deluged with trivial information and pointless musings which strain the patience to breaking point.’
    • ‘However, I found myself both laughing at her recent musings, agreeing with some and hating others.’
    • ‘There are some blogs that you return to again and again, not just to read the latest entry but to browse the archive of past musings.’
    • ‘And on that note I shall end this quick jaunt through the mangled musings of a multitude of minds.’
    • ‘Trust me, it's for you own good that you never read these confused musings.’
    • ‘You can spend week after week pumping your most intimate musings into the ether, and nothing comes back.’
    • ‘A secret place to write down your thoughts and inner musings or just somewhere to record what you did each day.’
    • ‘It's encouraging and affirming to be told you might be interested in your own writings and musings.’
    • ‘To the more sceptical listener, some of his musings may seem a little woolly.’
    • ‘We await with bated breath your musings on other complicated hygiene issues.’
    • ‘Charlie's first column appears next week and the diary awaits his musings with interest.’
    • ‘At first, his musings on time appear to be merely intellectual topiary to fill out a slim story.’
    meditation, thinking, contemplation, deliberation, pondering, reflection, rumination, cogitation, introspection, daydreaming, dreaming, reverie, brown study, abstraction, preoccupation, brooding, wool-gathering
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  • Characterized by reflection or deep thought.

    ‘the sad musing gaze’
    • ‘For all its casual, musing style, this is an ambitious book.’
    • ‘I could send you an advance version of the book, and you could do a review, a related article, or a musing right here.’
    • ‘She brings a deep musing regret to her recital of a sad poem about true love untimely slain, how it will never rise from the grave again.’
    • ‘Women beware women is one of the messages of this thought-provoking book, which combines dramatic events with weighty chunks of philosophical musing.’
    • ‘They could not shirk their duty; they could not afford the luxury of self-doubt or introspective musing.’