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recollection

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of recollection

  1. 1 a particular act or instance of recalling or the thing remembered I have no recollection of ever saying that Synonyms of recollection anamnesis, recall, memory, remembrance, reminiscenceWords Related to recollection flashback; memento, memorial, reminder, souvenir, token; association

  2. 2 the power or process of recalling what has been previously learned or experienced the gradual recollection of that long-ago romance brought back both happy and painful feelings Synonyms of recollection mind, memory, remembrance, reminiscenceWords Related to recollection hypermnesia, total recall; contemplation, meditation, musing, reflection, retrospection, thinking; awareness, cognizance, consciousness; apprehension, comprehension, grasp, grip, perception, understandingNear Antonyms of recollection amnesia, repression; forgetfulness

Synonym Discussion of recollection

memory, remembrance, recollection, reminiscence mean the capacity for or the act of remembering, or the thing remembered. memory applies both to the power of remembering and to what is remembered.
    • gifted with a remarkable memory
    • that incident was now just a distant memory
remembrance applies to the act of remembering or the fact of being remembered.
    • any remembrance of his deceased wife was painful
recollection adds an implication of consciously bringing back to mind often with some effort.
    • after a moment's recollection he produced the name
reminiscence suggests the recalling of usually pleasant incidents, experiences, or feelings from a remote past.
    • my grandmother's reminiscences of her Iowa girlhood


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