Re*flect"ive (r?*fl?kt"?v), a. [Cf. F. r'eflectif. Cf. Reflexive.]

1.

Throwing back images; as, a reflective mirror.

In the reflective stream the sighing bride, viewing her charms. Prior.

2.

Capable of exercising thought or judgment; as, reflective reason.

Prior.

His perceptive and reflective faculties . . . thus acquired a precocious and extraordinary development. Motley.

3.

Addicted to introspective or meditative habits; as, a reflective person.

4. Gram.

Reflexive; reciprocal.

-- Re*flect"ive*ly, adv. -- Re*flect"ive*ness, n. "Reflectiveness of manner."

J. C. Shairp.

 

© Webster 1913.

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