Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun reflexive

1 sense of reflexive

Sense 1
reflexive pronoun, reflexive -- (a personal pronoun compounded with -self to show the agent's action affects the agent)
       => personal pronoun -- (a pronoun expressing a distinction of person)

Antonyms of adj reflexive

2 senses of reflexive

Sense 1
automatic, reflex (prenominal), reflexive -- (without volition or conscious control; "the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light"; "a reflex knee jerk"; "sneezing is reflexive")

INDIRECT (VIA involuntary) -> voluntary -- (controlled by individual volition; "voluntary motions"; "voluntary muscles")

Sense 2
reflexive, self-referent -- (referring back to itself)

INDIRECT (VIA backward) -> forward -- (at or near or directed toward the front; "the forward section of the aircraft"; "a forward plunge down the stairs"; "forward motion")

Similarity of adj reflexive

2 senses of reflexive

Sense 1
automatic, reflex (prenominal), reflexive -- (without volition or conscious control; "the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light"; "a reflex knee jerk"; "sneezing is reflexive")
       => involuntary (vs. voluntary) -- (controlled by the autonomic nervous system; without conscious control; "involuntary muscles"; "gave an involuntary start")

Sense 2
reflexive, self-referent -- (referring back to itself)
       => backward (vs. forward) -- (directed or facing toward the back or rear; "a backward view")

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