adjective Etymology: Latin reminiscent-, reminiscens, present participle of reminisci to remember, from re- + -minisci (akin to Latin ment-, mens mind) — more at mind Date: 1765 1. of the character of or relating to reminiscence 2. marked by or given to reminiscence 3. tending to remind ; suggestivereminiscently adverb

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  • Reminiscent — Rem i*nis cent ( sent), a. [L. reminiscens, entis, p. pr. of reminisci to recall to mind, to recollect; pref. re re + a word akin to mens mind, memini I remember. See {Mind}.] Recalling to mind, or capable of recalling to mind; having… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reminiscent — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (usu. reminiscent of) tending to remind one of something. 2) absorbed in memories. DERIVATIVES reminiscently adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • Reminiscent — Rem i*nis cent (r?m ? n?s sent), n. One who is addicted to indulging, narrating, or recording reminiscences. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reminiscent — index suggestive (evocative) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • reminiscent — 1765, from L. reminiscentem, prp. of reminisci (see REMINISCENCE (Cf. reminiscence)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • reminiscent — [adj] suggestive of something in the past bringing to mind, evocative, implicative, mnemonic, nostalgic, recollective, redolent, remindful, similar; concept 529 Ant. forgetful, oblivious …   New thesaurus

  • reminiscent — [rem΄ə nis′ənt] adj. [L reminiscens, prp. of reminisci < re , again + memini, to remember: for IE base see MIND] 1. having the nature of or characterized by reminiscence 2. given to reminiscing, or recalling past experiences 3. bringing to… …   English World dictionary

  • reminiscent — [[t]re̱mɪnɪ̱sənt[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ of n If you say that one thing is reminiscent of another, you mean that it reminds you of it. [FORMAL] The decor was reminiscent of a municipal arts and leisure centre... She bowed her head in a… …   English dictionary

  • reminiscent — UK [ˌremɪˈnɪs(ə)nt] / US [ˌremɪˈnɪsənt] adjective 1) reminding you of people or experiences in your past reminiscent of: sights and smells reminiscent of childhood 2) similar to something else reminiscent of: a style reminiscent of a Hitchcock… …   English dictionary

  • reminiscent — adj. (cannot stand alone) reminiscent of (that melody is reminiscent of the old days) * * * [ˌremɪ nɪs(ə)nt] (cannot stand alone) reminiscent of (that melody is reminiscent of the old days) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • reminiscent — rem|i|nis|cent [ ,remı nısənt ] adjective 1. ) reminiscent of reminding you of people and experiences in your past: sights and smells reminiscent of childhood a ) similar to something else: a style reminiscent of a Hitchcock movie 2. ) MAINLY… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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