Synonyms for reflex

Synonyms for (noun) reflex

Synonyms: unconditioned reflex, inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response

Definition: an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus

Similar words: reaction, response

Definition: a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some antecedent stimulus or agent

Usage: a bad reaction to the medicine; his responses have slowed with age

Synonyms for (adj) reflex

Synonyms: automatic, reflex, reflexive

Definition: without volition or conscious control

Usage: the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light; a reflex knee jerk; sneezing is reflexive

Similar words: involuntary

Definition: controlled by the autonomic nervous system; without conscious control

Usage: involuntary muscles; gave an involuntary start

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