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repercussive

[ree-per-kuhs-iv, rep-er-]
adjective
  1. causing repercussion; reverberating.
  2. reflected; reverberated.
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Origin of repercussive

1350–1400; Middle English repercussif < Old French. See repercussion, -ive
Related formsre·per·cus·sive·ly, adverbre·per·cus·sive·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for repercussive

Historical Examples

  • All the head hums with repercussive memories of anterior existences.

    Iconoclasts

    James Huneker

  • A disquieting attack is made upon the nerves by the repercussive repetitions, the dense pall of melancholy hanging over the place.

    Iconoclasts

    James Huneker


Word Origin and History for repercussive

adj.

c.1400, from Middle French repercussif, from Latin repercuss-, past participle stem of repercutere (see repercussion). Related: Repercussively; repercussiveness.

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