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reminiscent

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adjective rem·i·nis·cent \-sənt\

Simple Definition of reminiscent

  • : reminding you of someone or something else : similar to something else

  • : thinking about the past : having many thoughts of the past

Full Definition of reminiscent

  1. 1 :  of the character of or relating to reminiscence

  2. 2 :  marked by or given to reminiscence

  3. 3 :  tending to remind :  suggestive

rem·i·nis·cent·ly adverb

Examples of reminiscent

  1. I'm in a reminiscent mood.

  2. <a sparkling winter day that was oddly reminiscent of summer in its cheering sunniness>



Origin of reminiscent

Latin reminiscent-, reminiscens, present participle of reminisci to remember, from re- + -minisci (akin to Latin ment-, mens mind) — more at mind


First Known Use: 1765

Rhymes with reminiscent



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