A pensive, remorseful face is thought to be saddened by life. When creating this symbol, it was considered that this sign would have depicted someone with a thoughtful face who had everything gone wrong. Described as a yellow face along with sad and closed eyes, and with furrowed eyebrows above, has a slight, flat mouth under the eyes. The Pensive Emoji may convey a variety of tragic and sentimental emotions, such as the feeling of disappointment, loneliness, hurt, or despair. Besides, the Pensive Emoji is described as less intense than other sad emojis, for example, such as — 😭 Loudly Crying Face Emoji and more introspective. Some people confuse 😔 the Pensive Emoji and 😌 Relieved Face, which has similarly shaped eyes, but the last one has a happy and relaxed expression. Officially, the Pensive Emoji was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010, and then in 2015, it was added to Emoji 1.0. The Unicode (fully-qualified) character for the Pensive Emoji is — U+1F614.

Besides, this icon depicts a face along with downcast and eyes closed, with a slight frown of the mouth. This Pensive Emoji could also mean sad, sorry, regretful, or mournful. Pensive Face Emoji is commonly used when one wants to pay someone his or her respects upon hearing someone died or have had unfortunate favor. The Pensive Emoji has negative connotations and is used frequently for showing empathy and sadness.

Meaning of the Pensive Face Emoji

Pensive Face emoji is designed to have closed, neutral eyes, along with sadly raised eyebrows. This Emoji is used in melancholy, which can be caused by any reason, from dissatisfaction to some downward thoughts. It also means helplessness and frustration in the situation when something goes wrong. Moreover, the Pensive Emoji may serve as a sign or symbol of acceptance of some failure.

The Emoji is also known as:

  • 😔 Pensive
  • 😔 Sad
  • 😔 Sadface
  • 😔 Sorrowful.

How to type and use the Pensive Emoji

There are several ways to type the Pensive Face Emoji. One of the easiest ways is to copy and paste the Emoji, but other strategies suggest window alt-codes or HTML-entities (for websites).

  • Copy and paste the Pensive Emoji.

To get the Pensive Emoji and use it while sending a message or writing a text, you will need to install an emoji keyboard on your computer or a mobile device. But there is another method to avoid installation. You can copy the Pensive Emoji 😔 to the clipboard and then paste it in your message. *Hint: you may use Ctrl/Cmd+C keys on your keyboard to copy and Ctrl/Cmd+V to stick it.

Even if the Pensive Face Emoji looks like a black square, question mark, or an empty square, it will be converted into an appropriate symbol by website or application. Besides, you need to know when and how to use this symbol to avoid misunderstandings. Hence, you should carefully read the meaning of that symbol (mentioned earlier) before sending it to someone.

  • The HTML Entities for the Pensive Emoji.

Generally speaking, the HTML entities are intended for use only on websites. Hence, you will have to put the Pensive Emoji HTML entity code either in decimal 😔 or even in hexadecimal 😔 form right in your text or message. After doing so, the HTML entity code will be immediately translated into a graphical representation of the Pensive Face Emoji as soon as you submit.

The Pensive Emoji ALT codes for Windows

In MS Windows, it is possible to use the Unicode character with code value up to U+0ffff by alt-code to get the Pensive Emoji. Follow the instructions:

  • First of all, press and hold the Alt key on your keyboard.
  • After that, press the Plus (+) on your numeric keypad.
  • Once doing so, you need to type the hexadecimal Unicode value digit-by-digit.
  • At the final stage, release the Alt key on your keyboard, and you will immediately see your character – the Pensive Emoji.

Note 1. That works only for Unicode codepoints U+0ffff or bellow.

Note 2. If it does not work, you must check settings in Windows Registry.

What are the common examples of the Pensive Emoji

Here are some examples where you can use the Pensive Emoji properly, not to cause misunderstanding from the audience.

For instance:

  • 😔 sorry;
  • I am so unlucky today 😔;
  • I knew I would fail again 😔;
  • It’s a pity you cannot go there with me 😔.

There are some combinations in which you can use the Pensive Face Emoji and other signs and symbols. For example, Kaomoji is a popular Japanese emoticon style made up of Japanese characters and grammar punctuations. Kaomojis are generally used to express emotion in texting as well as in cyber communication. One of the examples of Kaomoji is (•ิ_•ิ)! You can use this creative Japanese style in messengers and websites to impress your friends.

Some of the combinations of the Pensive Emoji along with the Kaomoji, create a bunch of various emojis that are placed together, like – “💔 🤥 😔,” which means “do not hurt me.” Besides, you can also use such kind of combinations to make riddles. Additionally, mixes with the Pensive Emoji allow its users to message even without words. Here are some most commonly known Kaomojis and Combinations that are related to the Pensive Face Emoji.

For instance:

  • 😔 📶 🔧 💻 – Sorry, I had connection issues;
  • ✋ 😔 – Stop this;
  • 😔 💸 – Sorry, no money today;
  • 🤷🏾‍♀️ ❤️ 😔 – She loves someone else;

The Pensive Emoji appearance across different devices

As you can see in the above image, the Pensive Face Emojis look quite different on most popular online platforms and devices. Why does that happen? The answer is that the Pensive Emojis may look quite differently within the multiple platforms and electronic devices. Every web service, Browser, Microsoft, etc., and electronic devices, like Apple, iOS, Samsung, etc. Or gadgets’ manufacturers (such as tablets, PC, laptops, etc.) may create different Pensive Emoji designs, which will vary according to their vision and corporate style. For example, Microsoft has previously featured a new model for the Pensive Emoji, with a more neutral and bored expression. Besides, Samsung has updated the design of that Emoji, which now looks more worried and guilty.

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