What does reflective mean?

Definitions for reflectiverɪˈflɛk tɪv

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word reflective.

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

  5. Origin: [Cf. F. rflectif. Cf. Reflexive.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reflective in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reflective in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Washington Irving, American writer and poet:

    Happiness is reflective, like the light of heaven.

  2. Tom Ford:

    I don't like when clothes wear a woman, the woman I've made a dress for this year knows that, so hopefully it's reflective of her character, her personality.

  3. Mark Moss:

    It’s always very eye-opening when patients show you what they’re doing with their inhalers because many times they’re using them subtly incorrectly, so this is a study that is very reflective of real life.

  4. Lynn Jenkins:

    We fundamentally disagree with the direction of the president's policy proposal, and instead we want to make 529 college savings plans more consumer-friendly and reflective of the realities faced by students today.

  5. Gayle Berry:

    Initially people were saying the fall in oil could be a positive because it could be a boost for global growth. Whereas now... people are saying that the continued fall in oil is reflective of weak consumption in the first place and if so, that is negative for commodities.

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