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Synonyms for reflection
rɪˈflɛk ʃənre·flec·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.7 / 6 votes

  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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms4.3 / 4 votes

  1. reflection

    reflecting, meditation, thought, cogitation

Princeton's WordNet3.3 / 9 votes

  1. contemplation, reflection, reflexion, rumination, musing, thoughtfulnessnoun

    a calm, lengthy, intent consideration

    mirror image, expression, reflexion, reflectivity, manifestation, considerateness, contemplation, thoughtfulness, rumination, consideration, observation, musing

  2. reflection, reflexionnoun

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

    mirror image, expression, reflexion, reflectivity, manifestation, contemplation, thoughtfulness, rumination, observation, musing

  3. expression, manifestation, reflection, reflexionnoun

    expression without words

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

    facial expression, materialization, construction, observation, formula, reflectivity, aspect, contemplation, verbal expression, materialisation, saying, look, musing, formulation, thoughtfulness, verbalism, grammatical construction, expression, rumination, face, mirror image, demonstration, locution, manifestation, reflexion

  4. mirror image, reflection, reflexionnoun

    a likeness in which left and right are reversed

    mirror image, expression, reflexion, reflectivity, manifestation, contemplation, thoughtfulness, rumination, observation, musing

  5. reflection, reflexionnoun

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

    "he studied his reflection in the mirror"

    mirror image, expression, reflexion, reflectivity, manifestation, contemplation, thoughtfulness, rumination, observation, musing

  6. reflectionnoun

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

    mirror image, expression, reflexion, reflectivity, manifestation, contemplation, thoughtfulness, rumination, observation, musing

  7. observation, reflection, reflexionnoun

    a remark expressing careful consideration

    observation, mirror image, expression, reflexion, watching, reflectivity, musing, contemplation, thoughtfulness, rumination, notice, observance, manifestation

  8. reflection, reflexion, reflectivitynoun

    the ability to reflect beams or rays

    reflectiveness, mirror image, expression, reflexion, reflectivity, manifestation, reflection factor, contemplation, thoughtfulness, rumination, coefficient of reflection, reflectance, observation, musing

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. symmetry return

    of light or sound waves.

    Submitted by anonymous on March 8, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. reflectionnoun


  2. reflectionnoun

    reflected image

  3. reflectionnoun

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

  4. reflectionnoun

    censure, reproach

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. reflectionnoun

    meditation, contemplation, rumination, stricture, animadversion

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  1. Roy Blunt:

    Nothing is as easy as it should be right now, i don't think that's a reflection on him as much as it's a reflection on the moment.

  2. Samuel Eto'o:

    You have to understand that football is just a reflection of what we have in society, it's not that football is here and society is here -- no, it's a reflection of what goes on in society.

  3. Clifford Villalon:

    Behind every reflection is a shadow. But behind any shadow, there is no reflection.

  4. Eduardo Espinoza:

    It's a reflection of life. It's a reflection of the processes of artists, the processes of creation, but it is also a reflection of human relations.

  5. Jim Lux:

    The reflection from the rubble doesn't move. So it's not changing. But the reflection from the victim is moving because their heartbeat, it changes a little bit. We look for those tiny changes and then determine if they're from a human.

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