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1. reflexive

adjective. ['rəˈflɛksɪv'] referring back to itself.

Synonyms

  • backward

Antonyms

  • conscious
  • willing

Etymology

  • reflexivus (Latin)
  • reflexus (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Reflexive

  • coercive
  • cohesive
  • collusive
  • comprehensive
  • compulsive
  • conclusive
  • conducive
  • convulsive
  • corrosive
  • counteroffensive
  • counteroffensive
  • decisive
  • defensive
  • depressive
  • derisive
  • derisive
  • discursive
  • dismissive
  • dispersive
  • divisive

How do you pronounce reflexive?

Pronounce reflexive as rəˈflɛksɪv.

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Example sentences of the word reflexive


1. Adjective
The other half should show situations where you would not use a reflexive verb.

2. Verb, base form
Roughly half of the activities should correspond to reflexive verb phrases.

Quotes containing the word reflexive


1. When I started, I wanted to be thought of as tortured and seductive, not funny, but humor tends to be a reflexive part of a person's sensibility. It's an almost impossible thing to teach anyone, which leads me to believe that it's intuitive.
- Mark Leyner

2. reflexive

adjective. ['rəˈflɛksɪv'] without volition or conscious control.

Synonyms

  • automatic
  • reflex

Antonyms

  • nonmechanical
  • manual
  • prospective

Etymology

  • reflexivus (Latin)
  • reflexus (Latin)

3. reflexive

noun. ['rəˈflɛksɪv'] a personal pronoun compounded with -self to show the agent's action affects the agent.

Synonyms

  • personal pronoun

Antonyms

  • precocious
  • bold

Etymology

  • reflexivus (Latin)
  • reflexus (Latin)
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