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reflective

adjective abstruse, astute, complicated, deep, erudite, esoteric, intellectual, intellectually profound, penetrating, perceptive, philosophical, profound, sagacious, sage, scholarly, thoughtful, wise
Associated concepts: deep constituted interpretation
See also: aforethought, circumspect, cogitative, deliberate, esoteric, pensive, profound, rational, solemn
References in classic literature ?
A man with a reflective turn of mind, walking through an exhibition of this sort, will not be oppressed, I take it, by his own or other people's hilarity.
Rosa dear does not seem at all clear on this point, until her face, which has been comically reflective, brightens.
The Chief Inspector lost himself suddenly in a discreet reflective mood; and the Assistant Commissioner repressed a smile at the fleeting thought that the reputation of Chief Inspector Heat might possibly have been made in a great part by the Secret Agent Verloc.
Here again, the raven was in a highly reflective state; walking up and down when he had dined, with an air of elderly complacency which was strongly suggestive of his having his hands under his coat-tails; and appearing to read the tombstones with a very critical taste.
Their gentle influence may teach us how to weave fresh garlands for the graves of those we loved: may purify our thoughts, and bear down before it old enmity and hatred; but beneath all this, there lingers, in the least reflective mind, a vague and half-formed consciousness of having held such feelings long before, in some remote and distant time, which calls up solemn thoughts of distant times to come, and bends down pride and worldliness beneath it.
The scene was indeed one which might well have charmed a far less reflective mind, than that to which it was presented.
Maggie's tears had ceased, and she looked reflective as Tom left her.
Mr Swiveller, having always been in some measure of a philosophic and reflective turn, grew immensely contemplative, at times, in the smoking-box, and was accustomed at such periods to debate in his own mind the mysterious question of Sophronia's parentage.
This reversible jacket (fluorescent yellow or super reflective) is waterproof and about as reflective as it gets.
That's why reflective technology pioneers Safe Reflections introduced ReflectYourGear(TM), a new initiative to help ensure outdoor and fitness enthusiasts sharing the road with cars are seen more clearly and from greater distances in the dark and in low-light conditions.
US Patent 8,906,272 (December 9, 2014), "Infra-Red Reflective Material and Production Method thereof, and Paint and Resin Composition containing the same," Yoichi Takaoka, Norihiko Sanefuji, and Emi Ohta (Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha, Ltd.
3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Reflective Sheeting Industry Report 2014" report to their offering.