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Rhymes Here is a list of the words that rhyme with the word pensive.This is ordered by best match. Changing color means the start of the next best set of words.
2 syllable words
3 syllable words
Near RhymesHere is a list of the words that nearly rhyme with the word pensive.
1 syllable words
3 syllable words

corrosive

derisive

intensive

attentive

conducive

effusive

incisive

invasive

preventive

tentative

uncivil

collusive

corrective

decisive

allusive

directive

corruptive

divisive

elusive

erosive

illusive

negative

permissive

pervasive

possessive

recessive

relative

sedative

adhesive

expensive

extensive

cohesive

coercive

conclusive

convulsive

incentive

inclusive

intrusive

inventive

reflexive

responsive

abrasive

abusive

affective

aggressive

appointive

collective

congestive

connective

deceptive

decorative

defective

depressive

detective

discursive

dismissive

dispersive

effective

elective

excessive

fanciful

fixative

impassive

inactive

insipid

obsessive

oppressive

perceptive

persuasive

preemptive

progressive

protective

receptive

reclusive

regressive

repressive

repulsive

selective

sensible

sensibly

submissive

subversive

successive

suggestive

emotive

uncover

evasive

expansive

narrative

punitive

reactive

expletive

primitive

nonnative

angevine

additive

adjective

digestive

assertive

curative

convective

invective

perspective

conductive

compulsive

exhaustive

impressive

impulsive

obtrusive

infective

inductive

prospective

redemptive

reflective

respective

vindictive

fugitive

constructive

instructive

inspiring

objective

subjective

thanksgiving

unsparing

creative

abortive

adaptive

adoptive

assaultive

cognitive

combative

eruptive

kingfisher

predictive

productive

seductive

laxative

uncovers

explosive

expressive

instinctive

exploitive

exclusive

substantive

distinctive

causative

innkeeper

conspire

positive

syncopal

talkative

probative

putative

attractive

disruptive

inspector

kingfishers

presumptive

refractive

reinspect

obstructive

changeover

conception

inception

formative

hemisphere

innkeepers

inspired

inspectors

lucrative

minesweeper

restrictive

normative

nutritive

destructive

descriptive

secretive

uncouple

anchovies

changeovers

conceptions

hangover

inspection

syncopate

gamekeeper

incubate

townspeople

syncope

minesweepers

inspections

anchovy

hangovers

incubates

bankable

tangible

changeable

concubine

tangibles

concubines

gamekeepers

Words that rhyme with the word pensive

Welcome to the Rhyme Finder! This rhyming dictionary allows users to explore rhymes for any given word. This includes rhymes based on syllables, near rhymes, and more.


How to use the rhyming dictionary

Enter your "starter" word in the FIND RHYMES input box, and click search. It's really that simple! We separate perfect rhymes (near the top) from the imperfect rhymes (toward the bottom). In your rhyming results, colors descend based on the best rhyme. Once the color changes, you will notice the results reset back into alphabetical order. Click on any of the results for the word's definition, part of speech, use in Scrabble, and more. Please note that many of our results are proper nound or slang. While we may not store definitions for all of these words, we can direct you to the Google results for that word.


Perfect Rhymes

Perfect rhymes are just what they sound like. No pun intended! Think of perfect rhymes as words which definitively rhyme. Words that most people would not question. Here are some examples:

  • Cat and Hat
  • Head and Red
  • Egg and Beg
  • Soap and Hope
  • True and Blue

Imperfect Rhymes

Near rhymes, otherwise known as imperfect rhymes, are words that sound the same but are not perfect rhymes. Having trouble deciding if a word is a perfect or imperfect rhyme? Here are some examples:

  • Cat and Bad
  • Head and Mud
  • Egg and Peck
  • Soap and Chap
  • True and Cure

Using Rhymes

Rhymes are most useful in creating lyrics, but they can also be used as a tool to memorize. It is a powerful mnemonic device. This is why song lyrics can be so easy to remember! It's also why rhymes are a great study tool for memorizing! Use this tool to help write poetry, win rhyme games, write a rap song, create lyrics, and expand your vocabulary! Rhyming is very important in music because it creates a rhythm that further creates meaning, emotion, and feeling. It also creates an echo in the lyrics. With children, rhyming is a very important tool. Rhyming teaches children how language works, helps them understand the rhythm of language, and learn how to make predictions. In other words, rhymes teach children phrases to anticipate and rhymes enhance their memory. Within all contexts, rhyming is helpful in expanding your imagination no matter if you’re a child or an adult.

When creating lyrics, there are five types of rhymes to choose from.

  • End rhymes: rhyming of the final word of a line
  • Internal rhymes: rhyming of two words within the same line
  • Slant rhymes: near rhymes
  • Identical rhymes: use the same word at the end of each line
  • Eye rhymes: look like they rhyme but sound different

Different Types of Rhymes
  • Mascline rhymes: have a stressed syllable
  • Feminine rhymes: have a stressless syllable.

Ready for a challenge? Try to come up with rhymes for these surprising words that just aren’t very rhymy. Check them with our dictionary! Examples of tough rhymes:

  • Month
  • Silver
  • Bulb
  • Wolf
  • Husband
  • Walrus
  • Orange

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