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Synonyms for reflection
rɪˈflɛk ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reflection, reflexion(noun)

    the image of something as reflected by a mirror (or other reflective material)

    "he studied his reflection in the mirror"

    Synonyms:
    inbred, inborn

    Antonyms:
    adopted, dissimilar, adoptive

  2. mirror image, reflection, reflexion(noun)

    a likeness in which left and right are reversed

  3. reflection, reflexion, reflectivity(noun)

    the ability to reflect beams or rays

    Synonyms:
    ostensorium, demo, presentment, presentation, manifestation, demonstration, monstrance

  4. contemplation, reflection, reflexion, rumination, musing, thoughtfulness(noun)

    a calm, lengthy, intent consideration

    Synonyms:
    bawl out, chide, confound, befuddle, cross, lambast, foil, fox, savage, nark, tease, frustrate, bedevil, spoil, take to task, bother, blast, rile, rack, gravel, excruciate, trounce, bilk, rally, dun, get to, berate, thwart, torment, torture, crucify, chew out, pillory, baffle, nettle, throw, scotch, chafe, ride, get at, subdue, lecture, irritate, have words, reproof, razz, call down, tantalise, mortify, annoy, tantalize, reprimand, cod, scold, taunt, rebuke, rag, jaw, discombobulate, vex, lambaste, chew up, dress down, confuse, call on the carpet, remonstrate, bait, twit, devil, fuddle

    Antonyms:
    neutral, achromatic

  5. observation, reflection, reflexion(noun)

    a remark expressing careful consideration

  6. expression, manifestation, reflection, reflexion(noun)

    expression without words

    "tears are an expression of grief"; "the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition"

    Synonyms:
    family Ibidiidae, family Threskiornithidae

  7. reflection, reflexion(noun)

    the phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface

    Synonyms:
    lucifugous, lucifugal

  8. reflection(noun)

    (mathematics) a transformation in which the direction of one axis is reversed

    Synonyms:
    incursion, insight

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reflection

    Blame, censure, and disapproval may either be felt or uttered; comment, criticism, rebuke, reflection, reprehension, and reproof are always expressed. The same is true of admonition and animadversion. Comment and criticism may be favorable as well as censorious; they imply no superiority or authority on the part of him who utters them; nor do reflection or reprehension, which are simply turning the mind back upon what is disapproved. Reprehension is supposed to be calm and just, and with good intent; it is therefore a serious matter, however mild, and is capable of great force, as expressed in the phrase severe reprehension. Reflection is often from mere ill feeling, and is likely to be more personal and less impartial than reprehension; we often speak of unkind or unjust reflections. Rebuke, literally a stopping of the mouth, is administered to a forward or hasty person; reproof is administered to one intentionally or deliberately wrong; both words imply authority in the reprover, and direct expression of disapproval to the face of the person rebuked or reproved. Reprimand is official censure formally administered by a superior to one under his command. Animadversion is censure of a high, authoritative, and somewhat formal kind. Rebuke may be given at the outset, or in the midst of an action; animadversion, reflection, reprehension, reproof, always follow the act; admonition is anticipatory, and meant to be preventive. Check is allied to rebuke, and given before or during action; chiding is nearer to reproof, but with more of personal bitterness and less of authority. Compare CONDEMN; REPROVE.

    Synonyms:
    admonition, animadversion, blame, censure, check, chiding, comment, condemnation, criticism, denunciation, disapproval, objurgation, rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproach, reproof, reproval, upbraiding

    Antonyms:
    applause, approbation, approval, commendation, encomium, eulogy, panegyric, praise

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. reflection

    Synonyms:
    reflecting, meditation, thought, cogitation

Editors Contribution

  1. symmetry return

    of light or sound waves.

    Submitted by anonymous on March 8, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. reflection(n.)

    Synonyms:
    reflecting

  2. reflection(n.)

    Synonyms:
    reflected image

  3. reflection(n.)

    Synonyms:
    thought, meditation, cogitation, deliberation, contemplation, musing, rumination

  4. reflection(n.)

    Synonyms:
    censure, reproach

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. reflection(n)

    Synonyms:
    meditation, contemplation, rumination, stricture, animadversion

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How to use reflection in a sentence?

  1. Wadie Abu Nassar:

    The winner today is the people of Haifa, the removal of this sculpture is a reflection our desire to coexist in the city.

  2. Homeland Security official:

    In the files the task force accessed, we found numerous errors and misinformation, there were accounts of children being mismatched or matched to the wrong adult. And again, this is really a reflection of the lack of tracking and record-keeping at the time.

  3. Photographer Selim Harbi:

    For me, it opens a broad spectrum of reflection about the image of Africa -- how is Africa represented, has been represented, has been broadcasted, has been framed and photographed, i want to break the cliche. ... To make people maybe understand that Africa is not an exotic idea. It's not just a mask that you can just put in your house as a decoration.

  4. Nisha Jhalani:

    Electrocardiography, or ECG, involves placing electrodes on the skin surface to measure electrical impulses generated by the heart muscle itself. The LED technology used in fitness trackers is an indirect measurement looking at the changes in light reflection through the skin during each heartbeat.

  5. Thomas Merton:

    The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them”

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