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Synonyms for reflective
rɪˈflɛk tɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brooding, broody, contemplative, meditative, musing, pensive, pondering, reflective, ruminative(adj)

    deeply or seriously thoughtful

    "Byron lives on not only in his poetry, but also in his creation of the 'Byronic hero' - the persona of a brooding melancholy young man";

    contemplative, meditative, brooding, pensive, wistful, broody, ruminative, musing, pondering

    nonintellectual, nonreflective, echoless, thoughtless, nonreflecting

  2. reflective(adj)

    capable of physically reflecting light or sound

    "a reflective surface"

    contemplative, meditative, brooding, pensive, broody, ruminative, musing, pondering

    nonreflecting, thoughtless, nonreflective, echoless, nonintellectual

  3. reflective(adj)

    devoted to matters of the mind

    "the reflective type"

    contemplative, meditative, brooding, pensive, broody, ruminative, musing, pondering

    nonintellectual, nonreflecting, nonreflective, thoughtless, echoless

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. reflective(a.)

    reflecting, reflexive

  2. reflective(a.)

    thoughtful, musing, deliberating, pondering, cogitating

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  1. Kamala Harris:

    He just does not have the ability to really have a sense of empathy for people who are enduring hardship and enduring pain, the fact that, as you said, he is playing golf while this is happening is not surprising. It's not surprising, but it certainly is not reflective of the leadership that a president should provide in these moments of great tragedy.

  2. Yann Morvan:

    It's what they use in Hollywood, you have a high-speed camera that films the scene. It also sends light... that gets reflected back at the camera by those markers on the drumsticks and on the feet. This is retro-reflective material, meaning it reflects the light back from where it came.

  3. Bloomberg Opinions columnist Bobby Ghosh:

    Its reflective tendency to lie about crises, recently on display with the shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner, adds credence to reports that the first signs of the outbreak were evident on Feb. 13, six days before the government owned up.

  4. John Brennan:

    The fact that Omarosa Manigault Newman's using a security clearance of a former CIA director as a pawn in Omarosa Manigault Newman public relations strategy I think is just so reflective of somebody who, quite frankly, I don't want to use this term maybe, but Omarosa Manigault Newman's drunk on power. Omarosa Manigault Newman really is, and I think Omarosa Manigault Newman's abusing the powers of that office.

  5. Ari Fleischer:

    It tells you about the president himself, presidents can hire funny speechwriters, but for the jokes to come off well, they have to really be reflective of the president's personality. Bush, in private and in public, had a self-mocking personality, self-deprecating, full of humor.

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