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synonyms for reflexive

  • compulsory
  • forced
  • spontaneous
  • uncontrolled
  • unintentional
  • automatic
  • begrudging
  • blind
  • conditioned
  • grudging
  • habitual
  • impulsive
  • instinctive
  • instinctual
  • knee-jerk
  • obligatory
  • reflex
  • reluctant
  • uncalculated
  • unconscious
  • unintended
  • unmeditated
  • unpremeditated
  • unprompted
  • unthinking
  • unwilling
  • unwitting
  • will-less
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antonyms for reflexive

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  • deliberate
  • intended
  • planned
  • voluntary
  • conscious
  • intentional
  • unforced
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How to use reflexive in a sentence

Although I didn’t know it at the time, my reflexive retreats into abstract realms was the nursery in which my individuality was fostered as a teenager.
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It becomes distorted, and is untethered from the reflexive and generative environment in which it was created, and can be used to serve quite different purposes.
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Counterfactual information generation allows a conscious agent to detach itself from the environment and perform non-reflexive behavior, such as waiting for three seconds before acting.
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Taking a self-reflexive turn, she argued that high school oratory had become a race to one-up competitors with ever more harrowing personal stories.
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The termination uba is that of the third person of reflexive verbs.
THE MAYA CHRONICLESVARIOUS
The intransitive form derives from the transitive by dropping a generalized, customary, reflexive or cognate object.
INSTIGATIONSEZRA POUND
Alteration to hine would give a common reflexive use, rejoices; comp.
SELECTIONS FROM EARLY MIDDLE ENGLISH 1130-1250: PART II: NOTESVARIOUS
Her indignation at the woman who had supplanted her swept over her with a reflexive flush of heat.
THE CITY OF DELIGHTELIZABETH MILLER
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 THINKWARD MOORE
This reflexive use of the dative-objective is very common in spoken and in literary English.
AN ENGLISH GRAMMARW. M. BASKERVILL AND J. W. SEWELL
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