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Synonyms for reflexive
rɪˈflɛk sɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. reflexive pronoun, reflexive(adj)

    a personal pronoun compounded with -self to show the agent's action affects the agent

    reflexive pronoun

    voluntary, forward

  2. automatic, reflex(a), reflexive(adj)

    without volition or conscious control

    "the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light"; "a reflex knee jerk"; "sneezing is reflexive"

    forward, voluntary

  3. reflexive, self-referent(adj)

    referring back to itself

    self-referent, reflex(a), automatic

    forward, voluntary

Editors Contribution

  1. balanced

    a person who balance (equilibrates) his thoughts.

    a judge is a very reflexive person.

    Submitted by acronimous on August 8, 2018

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. reflexive(a.)


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    thoughtful, reflective, reflex, knee-jerk

How to use reflexive in a sentence?

  1. Mike Ingram:

    The growth outlook remains tepid at best and visibility is poor. Sentiment is now very fragile with the instinctive reflexive 'buy on dips' that has served investors well is now being supplanted by ‘sell the rally’, and that is precisely what we are seeing today.

  2. Marco Rubio:

    I can tell you that I always find it interesting that the reflexive reaction of the left is to say we need more gun laws, criminals don't follow gun laws. Only law-abiding people follow gun laws. And there is just no evidence that these gun laws would prevent these shootings.

  3. Ben Rhodes:

    We're used to some reflexive partisanship on these issues, we're expecting there to be very strong Republican opposition, as there has been on many of our foreign and domestic priorities, but we're confident there's a growing base of support among Democrats in both the House and Senate for this deal.

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