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reminiscence

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of reminiscence

  1. 1 a particular act or instance of recalling or the thing remembered his reminiscences about the war were painful to hear Synonyms of reminiscence anamnesis, recall, recollection, remembrance, memoryWords Related to reminiscence flashback; memento, memorial, reminder, souvenir, token; association

  2. 2 the power or process of recalling what has been previously learned or experienced we wondered whether she could trust her reminiscence of events that happened so long ago Synonyms of reminiscence mind, recollection, remembrance, memoryWords Related to reminiscence hypermnesia, total recall; contemplation, meditation, musing, reflection, retrospection, thinking; awareness, cognizance, consciousness; apprehension, comprehension, grasp, grip, perception, understandingNear Antonyms of reminiscence amnesia, repression; forgetfulness

Synonym Discussion of reminiscence

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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