reflective

[ri-flek-tiv]

Origin of reflective

First recorded in 1620–30; reflect + -ive
Related formsre·flec·tive·ly, adverbre·flec·tive·ness, re·flec·tiv·i·ty [ree-flek-tiv-i-tee] /ˌri flɛkˈtɪv ɪ ti/, nounan·ti·re·flec·tive, adjectivean·ti·re·flec·tive·ly, adverban·ti·re·flec·tive·ness, nounnon·re·flec·tive, adjectivenon·re·flec·tive·ly, adverbnon·re·flec·tive·ness, nouno·ver·re·flec·tive, adjectiveo·ver·re·flec·tive·ly, adverbo·ver·re·flec·tive·ness, nounself-re·flec·tive, adjective

Synonyms for reflective

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Contemporary Examples of self-reflective

  • This is Gaza today: the self-reflective confidence of an academic conference along with the dwindling of public services.

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    Gaza After The Dust Settled

    Kathleen Peratis

    February 19, 2013

Historical Examples of self-reflective


British Dictionary definitions for self-reflective

reflective

adjective
  1. characterized by quiet thought or contemplation
  2. capable of reflectinga reflective surface
  3. produced by reflection
Derived Formsreflectively, adverb
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Word Origin and History for self-reflective

reflective

adj.

1620s, from reflect + -ive. Related: Reflectively; reflectiveness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

self-reflective in Medicine

reflective

[rĭ-flĕktĭv]
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, produced by, or resulting from reflection.
  2. Capable of or producing reflection.
  3. Characterized by or given to meditation or contemplation; thoughtful.
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