English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'contemplation'

(noun) 
The garden is a place of quiet contemplation.
Synonyms
thought
After much thought I decided to quit my job and go travelling.
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consideration
He said there should be careful consideration of the company's future role.
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reflection
After days of reflection she decided to write back.
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musing
She mistook his musing for purposeful loitering.
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meditation
Lost in meditation, she walked with slow steps along the shore.
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pondering
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deliberation
His decision was the result of great deliberation.
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rumination
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(noun) 
I was lost in contemplation of the landscape.
Synonyms
observation
careful observation of the movement of the planets
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viewing
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looking at
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survey
She gave the newspaper a quick survey.
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examination
They have taken the documents away for examination.
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inspection
A routine inspection of the vessel turned up 50 kg of the drug.
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scrutiny
His private life came under media scrutiny.
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gazing at

Additional synonyms

in the sense of cogitation
in the sense of consideration
Definition
careful thought
He said there should be careful consideration of the company's future role.
in the sense of deliberation
Definition
careful consideration
His decision was the result of great deliberation.

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