Definitions for reflectiverɪˈflɛk tɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•flec•tive*rɪˈflɛk tɪv(adj.)

  1. capable of reflecting.

  2. of or pertaining to reflection.

  3. cast by reflection.

  4. given to or marked by meditation; thoughtful.

* Syn: See pensive.

Origin of reflective:


re•flec′tive•nessˌri flɛkˈtɪv ɪ ti(n.)

re•flec•tiv•i•tyˌri flɛkˈtɪv ɪ ti(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. brooding, broody, contemplative, meditative, musing, pensive, pondering, reflective, ruminative(adj)

    deeply or seriously thoughtful

    "Byron lives on not only in his poetry, but also in his creation of the 'Byronic hero' - the persona of a brooding melancholy young man";

  2. reflective(adj)

    capable of physically reflecting light or sound

    "a reflective surface"

  3. reflective(adj)

    devoted to matters of the mind

    "the reflective type"


  1. reflective(Adjective)

    Something which reflects, or redirects back to the source.

  2. reflective(Adjective)

    Thinking back on the past.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reflective(adj)

    throwing back images; as, a reflective mirror

  2. Reflective(adj)

    capable of exercising thought or judgment; as, reflective reason

  3. Reflective(adj)

    addicted to introspective or meditative habits; as, a reflective person

  4. Reflective(adj)

    reflexive; reciprocal

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a reflective mood.

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