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.
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
impulsive (part of speech: adjective)
- It is known that all reflexive numbers are non- inductive, but it is not known that all non- inductive numbers are reflexive. - "Our Knowledge of the External World as a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy", Bertrand Russell.
- I think I put out my hand, or made some other reflexive gesture to stop her, but either she failed to notice or misunderstood. - "Greener Than You Think", Ward Moore.
- N. B. The reflexive form is often used in Spanish without reflexive value. - "Novelas Cortas", Pedro Antonio de AlarcÃ³n.