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Meaning of REFLECTIVE

Pronunciation:  ri'flektiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  devoted to matters of the mind; "the reflective type"
  2. [adj]  capable of physically reflecting light or sound; "a reflective surface"
  3. [adj]  persistently or morbidly thoughtful
 

REFLECTIVE is a 10 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: brooding, broody, contemplative, intellectual, meditative, mirrorlike, musing, pensive, pondering, reflecting, ruminative, specular, thoughtful
 
 Antonyms: nonreflecting, nonreflective
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re*flect"ive\ (r?*fl?kt"?v), a. [Cf. F.
r['e]flectif. Cf. {Reflexive}.]
1. Throwing back images; as, a reflective mirror.

         In the reflective stream the sighing bride, viewing
         her charms.                           --Prior.

2. Capable of exercising thought or judgment; as, reflective
   reason. --Prior.

         His perceptive and reflective faculties . . . thus
         acquired a precocious and extraordinary development.
                                               --Motley.

3. Addicted to introspective or meditative habits; as, a
   reflective person.

4. (Gram.) Reflexive; reciprocal. -- {Re*flect"ive*ly}, adv.
   -- {Re*flect"ive*ness}, n. ``Reflectiveness of manner.''
   --J. C. Shairp.

 

 

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