reminiscent

adjective
rem·​i·​nis·​cent | \ ˌre-mə-ˈni-sᵊnt How to pronounce reminiscent (audio) \

Definition of reminiscent

1 : of the character of or relating to reminiscence
2 : marked by or given to reminiscence
3 : tending to remind : suggestive

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Other Words from reminiscent

reminiscently adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for reminiscent

Synonyms

evocative, suggestive

Antonyms

unreminiscent

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Examples of reminiscent in a Sentence

I'm in a reminiscent mood. a sparkling winter day that was oddly reminiscent of summer in its cheering sunniness

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Markle's dress was also reminiscent of a gown Princess Diana once wore. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "See Meghan Markle and Prince Harry as They Head Off to Their Evening Reception," 13 May 2019 Beyond the color, the way her dress flows is reminiscent of a pooling of liquid, like, say, menstrual blood. Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, "Cardi B's Met Gala 2019 Outfit Is Basically an Ode to Menstruation," 7 May 2019 Andes are made by an entirely different company, so there hasn't been any flavor-sharing here, but the Kit-Kat is definitely reminiscent of the chocolate-y bites. Sophia Caraballo, Woman's Day, "We Got an Exclusive First Taste of the New Kit-Kat Duos Mint + Dark Chocolate," 25 Apr. 2019 The casual look garnered plenty of buzz on Twitter, namely for the bright bottoms reminiscent of something the Orange Is The New Black characters might wear. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "'The Voice' Coach Adam Levine Divided Fans With His Bold Battle Rounds Outfit," 31 Mar. 2019 To worry about creeping socialism in America is patently ridiculous and reminiscent of the paranoid 1950s when there was supposed to be a communist behind every bush. WSJ, "Debating Whether Democrats Are Socialists," 21 Mar. 2019 There is a colloquial terseness to the game’s writing that’s used to great comedic effect in a way that’s reminiscent of shows like Adventure Time or the Regular Show. Michael Moore, The Verge, "The Haunted Island: a Frog Detective Game is a farcical tale of ghosts, vacations to Indonesia, and overzealous dental care," 23 Dec. 2018 These questions are unpacked with jazzy and disaffected flair, reminiscent of Eve Babitz, Patricia Lockwood, and Lorrie Moore — but bitchier. Vox Staff, Vox, "The most thought-provoking books the Vox staff read in 2018," 21 Dec. 2018 Future episodes will also air at the same time on Tuesdays, and there will be a Halloween episode, reminiscent of the original Roseanne series, airing on October 30. Megan Friedman, Good Housekeeping, "How and When to Watch and Stream 'The Conners' Premiere," 16 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of reminiscent

1765, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for reminiscent

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

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The first known use of reminiscent was in 1765

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reminiscent

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of reminiscent

: reminding you of someone or something else : similar to something else
literary + formal : thinking about the past : having many thoughts of the past

reminiscent

adjective
rem·​i·​nis·​cent | \ ˌre-mə-ˈni-sᵊnt How to pronounce reminiscent (audio) \

Kids Definition of reminiscent

: being a reminder of something else The movie's style is reminiscent of old westerns.

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