'Reflectiveness' definitions:

Definition of 'reflectiveness'

(from WordNet)
The capability of quiet thought or contemplation [syn: reflectiveness, reflectivity]

Definition of 'Reflectiveness'

  • Reflective \Re*flect"ive\ (r?*fl?kt"?v), a. [Cf. F. r['e]flectif. Cf. Reflexive.]
  • 1. Throwing back images; as, a reflective mirror. [1913 Webster]
  • In the reflective stream the sighing bride, viewing her charms. --Prior. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. Capable of exercising thought or judgment; as, reflective reason. --Prior. [1913 Webster]
  • His perceptive and reflective faculties . . . thus acquired a precocious and extraordinary development. --Motley. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. Addicted to introspective or meditative habits; as, a reflective person. [1913 Webster]
  • 4. (Gram.) Reflexive; reciprocal. [1913 Webster] -- {Re*flect"ive*ly}, adv. -- {Re*flect"ive*ness}, n. "Reflectiveness of manner." --J. C. Shairp. [1913 Webster]