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Synonyms for reflection
rɪˈflɛk ʃənre·flec·tion

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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

Princeton's WordNet

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

    a calm, lengthy, intent consideration

    Synonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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

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

  7. observation, reflection, reflexionnoun

    a remark expressing careful consideration

    Synonyms:
    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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. symmetry return

    of light or sound waves.

    Submitted by anonymous on March 8, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. reflectionnoun

    Synonyms:
    reflecting

  2. reflectionnoun

    Synonyms:
    reflected image

  3. reflectionnoun

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

  4. reflectionnoun

    Synonyms:
    censure, reproach

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. reflectionnoun

    Synonyms:
    meditation, contemplation, rumination, stricture, animadversion

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How to use reflection in a sentence?

  1. Tom Forte:

    We see the beat and raise as a positive reflection of management's efforts, prior to the involvement of the activist, to improve its operating results - including expanding its efforts in advertising and payments.

  2. Kellee Kim:

    Its curious that Dan has decided to publicly apologize to me -- and just me -- on the eve of the #Survivor 39 finale for a series of inappropriate incidents that occurred months ago and impacted a number of women on set, i truly hope that some of this self reflection is real and that Dan changes his behavior going forward.

  3. Matthew Murphy:

    Through treatment and reflection, I’ve come to feel deep shame and regret for my actions none of you deserved to be in this situation, i hope each of you could close that wound I gashed. I know though, that a scar will remain that will serve as a reminder of the evil of that.

  4. Pia MacDonald:

    If a molecular test is positive, it's an accurate reflection of a person being infected, if it's negative, it's less reliable that the person is indeed negative. The same is true of the antigen tests.

  5. Carrie Ingoglia:

    This isn't to say we don't bicker, because we do, but we know each other well enough to know a bickering moment is not a reflection of our commitment.


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