that ; .
of or relating to .
cast by .
given to, marked by, or concerned with meditation or deliberation:
a reflective person.
In a reflective moment, Gioeli speaks of voting for Barack Obama from behind bars via absentee ballot.
Meet the Mafia’s First Blogger, Tommy Gioeli Michael Daly March 29, 2012
Clad in an all-black ensemble, and wearing his signature, thick-framed glasses, Soderbergh was in a reflective mood.
Soderbergh’s Swansong Nicole LaPorte September 13, 2009
Back home in New Orleans, Donovan is reticent and Pleasant is reflective, but neither man fit in.
‘Fives and Twenty-Fives’ Is Fiction Honed in a Combat Zone Brian Castner August 24, 2014
They dressed in hard hats, safety glasses, and reflective vests, so they could pose as “public works” employees.
The Oregon Bomb Plot Kid Winston Ross November 27, 2010
But I am not a reflective person—except for a big mistake, and then I really think about it.
Ellen Barkin on ‘Another Happy Day,’ Sam Levinson, and Being a ‘Broad’ Kevin Sessums November 15, 2011
Loristan looked at his hot twelve-year-old face with a reflective curiousness.
The Lost Prince Frances Hodgson Burnett
The view he took of it was sympathetic to his father, yet calm and reflective.
Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard Joseph Conrad
The solo parts in the oratorio are always short and of a reflective character.
The Standard Oratorios George P. Upton
It was Sir William who had toddled up and addressed the reflective guest.
Nell, of Shorne Mills Charles Garvice
The head lowered, that is, inclined forward, denotes the reflective state.
Delsarte System of Oratory Various
characterized by quiet thought or contemplation
capable of reflecting: a reflective surface
produced by reflection
1620s, from reflect + -ive. Related: Reflectively; reflectiveness.
reflective re·flec·tive (rĭ-flěk’tĭv)
Of, relating to, produced by, or resulting from reflection.
Capable of or producing reflection.
Characterized by or given to meditation or contemplation; thoughtful.
noting a relation in which no element is in relation to itself, as “less than.”.
to form again. the improvement or amendment of what is wrong, corrupt, unsatisfactory, etc.: social reform; spelling reform. an instance of this. the amendment of conduct, belief, etc. to change to a better state, form, etc.; improve by alteration, substitution, abolition, etc. to cause (a person) to abandon wrong or evil ways of life or […]
a person devoted to bringing about , as in politics or society. (initial capital letter) any of the leaders of the Reformation. Contemporary Examples Abdallah and Nayif were an odd couple in many ways, one a reformer the other a hardliner. Meet Prince Salman, the Next Saudi King Bruce Riedel June 15, 2012 Sooner or […]
Chemistry. the process of cracking low-octane petroleum fractions in order to increase the octane number. to form again. the improvement or amendment of what is wrong, corrupt, unsatisfactory, etc.: social reform; spelling reform. an instance of this. the amendment of conduct, belief, etc. to change to a better state, form, etc.; improve by alteration, substitution, […]