This is Gaza today: the self-reflective confidence of an academic conference along with the dwindling of public services.
1620s, from reflect + -ive. Related: Reflectively; reflectiveness.
reflective re·flec·tive (rĭ-flěk'tĭv)adj.
Of, relating to, produced by, or resulting from reflection.
Capable of or producing reflection.
Characterized by or given to meditation or contemplation; thoughtful.