Origin of reflective
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4. contemplative, thoughtful. See pensive.
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Examples from the Web for reflectiveness
I have a great vein of reflection or reflectiveness—which is it, Dolly?Tony Butler
Charles James Lever
They are wanting in geniality, and apparently wanting in reflectiveness.
In style and in reflectiveness it is, I think, your chef duvre.Letters of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Vol. I (of 2)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The reflectiveness of the elegy does not take the direction of philosophy.Expositor's Bible: The Song of Solomon
An expression of awe and reflectiveness veiled the sharpness of his features.The Pioneers
Katharine Susannah Prichard
- characterized by quiet thought or contemplation
- capable of reflectinga reflective surface
- produced by reflection
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Word Origin and History for reflectiveness
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of, relating to, produced by, or resulting from reflection.
- Capable of or producing reflection.
- Characterized by or given to meditation or contemplation; thoughtful.
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