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. Major Moss:

    ( Ferguson) needs a massive recruiting drive to become more reflective of the community.

  3. Matt Kaufler:

    The net enthusiasm in the market is reflective of hopes that the Greek crisis is going to be resolved here shortly.

  4. Paul Hokemeyer:

    Single peopleshouldn't look to simply survive the holidays, but rather, use the reflective time of the season to thrive.

  5. Armstrong Williams:

    It's a growth process for all of us, we are learning, we have been reflective to see what we need to do. You will see the difference.

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