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1. reflective

adjective. ['rɪˈflɛktɪv'] deeply or seriously thoughtful; .

Synonyms

  • pensive
  • pondering
  • contemplative
  • ruminative
  • brooding
  • meditative
  • broody
  • musing

Antonyms

  • frivolous
  • superficial
  • glad
  • ovoviviparous

Etymology

  • -ive (English)
  • -if (Anglo-Norman)
  • reflect (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Reflective

  • retrospective
  • introspective
  • anti-infective
  • prospective
  • irrespective
  • subjective
  • respective
  • projective
  • perspective
  • ineffective
  • convective
  • selective
  • protective
  • objective
  • invective
  • infective
  • directive
  • detective
  • defective
  • connective
  • collective
  • elective
  • effective
  • corrective
  • affective

Example sentences of the word reflective


1. Adjective
Eggshell paint is slightly more reflective and durable than flat paint.

Quotes containing the word reflective


1. Don't just say you have read books. Show that through them you have learned to think better, to be a more discriminating and reflective person. Books are the training weights of the mind. They are very helpful, but it would be a bad mistake to suppose that one has made progress simply by having internalized their contents."Translation by Sharon Lebell
- Epictetus, The Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness and Effectiveness

2. A young writer is easily tempted by the allusive and ethereal and ironic and reflective, but the declarative is at the bottom of most good writing.
- Garrison Keillor

3. -- that books were mirrors, reflective in sometimes unpredictable ways.
- Wally Lamb, I Know This Much Is True

2. reflective

adjective. ['rɪˈflɛktɪv'] devoted to matters of the mind.

Antonyms

  • inconsiderate

Etymology

  • -ive (English)
  • -if (Anglo-Norman)
  • reflect (English)

3. reflective

adjective. ['rɪˈflɛktɪv'] capable of physically reflecting light or sound.

Synonyms

  • reflecting
  • mirrorlike

Antonyms

  • unthoughtfulness
  • inattentiveness
  • heedless

Etymology

  • -ive (English)
  • -if (Anglo-Norman)
  • reflect (English)
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