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reflex

noun

1 reflex

An automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus.

synonyms: inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex action, reflex response, unconditioned reflex.

Roget 21: copy, facsimile, counterpart, effigies, effigy, form, likeness.    image, picture, photo, xerox, similitude, semblance, ectype, ... show more

Roget 277: recoil; reaction, retroaction; revulsion; bounce, rebound, ricochet; repercussion, recalcitration; kick, contrecoup [Fr.]; springing back etc. v.; ... show more

Dutch: afweerreactie
Polish: reakcja bezwarunkowa, odruch bezwarunkowy



adjective

1 reflex

Without volition or conscious control:
— A reflex knee jerk.
— Sneezing is reflexive.

synonyms: automatic, reflexive.

Roget 283: receding etc. v.; retrograde, retrogressive; regressive, refluent, reflex, recidivous, resilient; crab-like; balky; reactionary etc. ... show more


Moby thesaurus: Pavlovian conditioning, action and reaction, adumbration, answer, antiphonal, arch, automatic, automatic reaction, automatic response, autonomic reaction, back, backlash, backward, backwash, behavior, bend, bend back, blind, blind impulse, bounceback ... show more.

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