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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.reflectively - in a reflective manner; "he watched her reflectively"
Translations
بصورةٍ عاكِسَه، تَفْكيريَّه
přemýšlivě
eftertænksomt
visszatükrözõen
íhugandi
derin derin düşünerek

reflectively

[rɪˈflektɪvlɪ] ADVpensativamente
he said reflectivelydijo pensativo
she looked at me reflectivelyme miró pensativa

reflectively

[rɪˈflɛktɪvli] adv [gaze] → d'un air méditatif, pensivement; [say] → pensivement

reflectively

adv say, speaküberlegt; he scratched his chin reflectivelyer kratzte sich nachdenklich am Kinn

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 ?
Or a gambling hell," said his brother reflectively.
Still," said Jurgis, reflectively, "he never did us any harm.
Some buys up these yer old critturs, and ses there's a sight more wear in 'em than a body 'd think," said the man, reflectively.
I wonder," staring at her reflectively, "what Dickon would think of thee?
Whether common ones as to callings and earnings," pursued Joe, reflectively, "mightn't be the better of continuing for a keep company with common ones, instead of going out to play with oncommon ones - which reminds me to hope that there were a flag, perhaps?
My Uncle Bouncer has displayed a lamentable want of discretion for his years;" said Peter reflectively, "but there are two hopeful circumstances.
I wonder," I said reflectively, "what an elephant's soul is like
They were a sun-tanned, philosophical lot, who sometimes shot reflectively at the blue pickets.
They'd a deal better ha' taken his beer," returned Dan reflectively.
A portrait-painter's sky (the most sombre and threatening of welkins), and distant trees of a conventional depth of hue, raised in full relief a pale, pensive-looking female face, shadowed with soft dark hair, almost blending with the equally dark clouds; large, solemn eyes looked reflectively into mine; a thin cheek rested on a delicate little hand; a shawl, artistically draped, half hid, half showed a slight figure.
Your brother," said Newman, reflectively, "must be a very nice young man.
When we three were comfortably settled under the big sisham in front of the bungalow, and the first rush of questions and answers about Privates Ortheris and Learoyd and old times and places had died away, Mulvaney said, reflectively - "Glory be, there's no p'rade to-morrow, an' no bun-headed Corp'ril-bhoy to give you his lip.