Inquisitive vs Reflective - What's the difference?

inquisitive | reflective |

As adjectives the difference between inquisitive and reflective

is that inquisitive is eager to acquire knowledge while reflective is something which reflects, or redirects back to the source.




(en adjective)
  • Eager to acquire knowledge.
  • * I. Watts
  • A young, inquisitive , and sprightly genius.
  • Too curious; overly interested; nosy.
  • * Broome
  • A wise man is not inquisitive about things impertinent.
  • * Episode 16
  • Everybody gets their own ration of luck, they say. Now you mention it' his face was familiar to me. But, leaving that for the moment, how much did you part with, he queried, if I am not too ' inquisitive ?

    Derived terms

    * inquisitively * inquisitiveness




    (en adjective)
  • Something which reflects, or redirects back to the source.
  • Mirrors are reflective .
  • Thinking back on the past.
  • He always becomes reflective in preparation for the new year.
  • (computing, programming) Involving reflection.
  • Derived terms

    * unreflective

    Coordinate terms

    * refractive