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Definitions and Synonyms of reflexive | Another word for reflexive | What is reflexive?

Definition 1: a personal pronoun compounded with -self to show the agent's action affects the agent - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for reflexive in the sense of this definition

(reflexive is a kind of ...) a pronoun expressing a distinction of person

Definition 2: referring back to itself - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for reflexive in the sense of this definition

(reflexive is similar to ...) directed or facing toward the back or rear

"a backward view"

(reflexive belongs to category ...) the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)

Definition 3: without volition or conscious control - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where reflexive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for reflexive in the sense of this definition

(reflexive is similar to ...) controlled by the autonomic nervous system; without conscious control

"involuntary muscles" "gave an involuntary start"

(reflexive belongs to category ...) the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms

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