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Definition: a state of being lost in thought with pleasant, abstracted, musing daydreams

Synonyms: daydream, musing, meditation, contemplation, preoccupation, reflection

Antonyms: conscious thought

Tips: Reverie comes from the French word rever, "to dream" and refers to the state of daydreaming. "Lost in reverie," is a common usage. This is a formal, intellectual term that can be found in literature throughout the ages.

Usage Examples:

"Titanic," the movie, unveils the reverie of a woman's experience of the events surrounding the ship's tragedy. (musing, reflection)

Love and romance are favorite topics of reverie among songwriters. (musing)

I stared out the window, lost in reverie, and didn't hear her when she called my name. (daydream, contemplation)

She sat still, with a faraway gaze, in a quiet state of reverie. (meditation, reflection)

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