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Definition of reflexive:

  1. Bending or turned backward; reflective; having respect to something past.
  2. Having for its direct object a pronoun which refers to the agent or subject as its antecedent; - said of certain verbs; as, the witness perjured himself; I bethought myself. Applied also to pronouns of this class; reciprocal; reflective.
  3. Implying censure.

Synonyms:

arbitrary, imperative, involuntary, instinctive, coincidental, finite, accidental, reflex, ergative, automatic, causative, random, active, backward, intransitive, imperfect, continuous, impersonal, unintended, self-referent, reflexive pronoun, future, by accident.

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