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re·flec·tive

 (rĭ-flĕk′tĭv)
adj.
1.
a. Of, relating to, produced by, or resulting from reflection.
b. Capable of or producing reflection: a reflective surface.
2. Characterized by or given to serious thinking or contemplation; thoughtful. See Synonyms at pensive.

re·flec′tive·ly adv.
re·flec′tive·ness n.

reflective

(rɪˈflɛktɪv)
adj
1. characterized by quiet thought or contemplation
2. capable of reflecting: a reflective surface.
3. produced by reflection
reˈflectively adv

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.
[1620–30]
re•flec′tive•ly, adv.
re•flec′tive•ness, re•flec•tiv•i•ty (ˌri flɛkˈtɪv ɪ ti) n.
syn: See pensive.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.reflective - 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";
thoughtful - exhibiting or characterized by careful thought; "a thoughtful paper"
2.reflective - capable of physically reflecting light or sound; "a reflective surface"
nonreflecting, nonreflective - not capable of physical reflection
3.reflective - devoted to matters of the mind; "the reflective type"
intellectual - appealing to or using the intellect; "satire is an intellectual weapon"; "intellectual workers engaged in creative literary or artistic or scientific labor"; "has tremendous intellectual sympathy for oppressed people"; "coldly intellectual"; "sort of the intellectual type"; "intellectual literature"

reflective

reflective

adjective
Of, characterized by, or disposed to thought:
Idiom: in a brown study.
Translations
تَفْكيري، تأمُّليعاكِس
hloubavýodrazový
eftertænksom
íhugullsem endurkastar

reflective

[rɪˈflektɪv] ADJ
1. [surface] → brillante, lustroso
2. (= meditative) → pensativo, reflexivo
3. to be reflective ofreflejar

reflective

[rɪˈflɛktɪv] adj
(= contemplative) [person, mood] → méditatif/ive
to be reflective of sth (= reveal) → refléter qch
[surface, pool] → réfléchissant(e)

reflective

adj
faculty, powersder Reflexion; personnachdenklich; expressionnachdenklich, grübelnd; to be in a reflective moodin einer nachdenklichen Stimmung sein
(Phys etc) surfacereflektierend, spiegelnd; lightreflektiert; clothingreflektierend
(Gram) = reflexive
to be reflective of something (form, = in tune with) → sich in Übereinstimmung mit etw befinden

reflective

[riˌflektɪv] adj
a. (pensive) → pensoso/a
b. (indicative) to be reflective of (frm) → riflettere
c. (light, surface) → riflettente
d. (jacket, belt) → lucido/a

reflect

(rəˈflekt) verb
1. to send back (light, heat etc). The white sand reflected the sun's heat.
2. (of a mirror etc) to give an image of. She was reflected in the mirror/water.
3. to think carefully. Give him a minute to reflect (on what he should do).
reˈflecting adjective
able to reflect (light etc). a reflecting surface.
reflection, reflexion (rəˈflekʃən) noun
She looked at her reflection in the water; After reflection I felt I had made the wrong decision; The book is called `Reflections of a Politician'.
reˈflective (-tiv) adjective
1. thoughtful. a reflective mood.
2. reflecting. Reflective number-plates.
reˈflectively adverb
reˈflector noun
something, especially of glass or metal, that reflects light, heat etc.
References in classic literature ?
One conceals oneself standing silently beside the trunk of a tree and what there is of a reflective tendency in his na- ture is intensified.
The pensive, reflective tone in which this was spoken appeared to amuse Andy prodigiously, and he drew a little behind, and shook so as apparently to run a great risk of failing off his horse, while Sam's face was immovably composed into the most doleful gravity.
After a reflective pause, Harris added, "A little less than an inch a day; a little less than an INCH, mind you.
what longings after freedom took possession of his breast, and how his misery augmented, in proportion as he grew reflective and intelligent,--thus demonstrating that a happy slave is an extinct man
You have been compelled to cultivate your reflective faculties for want of occasions for frittering your life away in silly trifles.
Porthos pretended that this occupation was proof of a reflective and contemplative organization, and he had brought him this gentleman, for whom he believed himself to be engaged, had won Planchet--that was the name of the Picard.
Jacob turned his head on one side, looked first at his brother and then at the hole, like a reflective monkey, and, finally, laid the box of guineas in the hole with much decision.
Such being the case, it would have been truly absurd to exact from them much in the way of mental exertion; having short memories, dense intelligence, feeble reflective powers, they recoiled with repugnance from any occupation that demanded close study or deep thought.
I am not now writing a treatise, but simply prefacing a somewhat peculiar narrative by observations very much at random; I will, therefore, take occasion to assert that the higher powers of the reflective intellect are more decidedly and more usefully tasked by the unostentatious game of draughts than by a the elaborate frivolity of chess.
more reflective, turned towards the Comte de la Fere.
But on the whole he fell into a rather reflective mood.
I don't know who's going to be killed," replied Father Brown, with a reflective stare.