AskDefine | Define reflective

Dictionary Definition

reflective adj
1 persistently or morbidly thoughtful [syn: brooding, broody, contemplative, meditative, musing, pensive, pondering, ruminative]
2 capable of physically reflecting light or sound; "a reflective surface" [ant: nonreflective]
3 devoted to matters of the mind; "the reflective type"

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Something which reflects, or redirects back to the source.
    Mirrors are reflective.
  2. The characteristic of thinking back on the past.
    He always becomes reflective in preparation for the new year.


Something which reflects, or redirects back to the source
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