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Definitions for reminiscent
ˌrɛm əˈnɪs əntrem·i·nis·cent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. evocative, redolent, remindful, reminiscent, resonantadjective

    serving to bring to mind

    "cannot forbear to close on this redolent literary note"- Wilder Hobson; "a campaign redolent of machine politics"


  1. reminiscentnoun

    One who is addicted to indulging, narrating, or recording reminiscences.

  2. reminiscentadjective

    of, or relating to reminiscence

  3. reminiscentadjective

    suggestive of an earlier event or times

  4. reminiscentadjective

    tending to bring some memory etc. to mind

  5. Etymology: From reminiscens, present participle of reminiscor, from re- + min-, base of meminisse, akin to mens; see mental, mind, etc. Reminiscent is not connected with remember.


  1. reminiscent

    A memoir (; from French mémoire [me.mwaʁ], from Latin memoria 'memory, remembrance') is any nonfiction narrative writing based in the author's personal memories. The assertions made in the work are thus understood to be factual. While memoir has historically been defined as a subcategory of biography or autobiography since the late 20th century, the genre is differentiated in form, presenting a narrowed focus, usually a particular time phase in someone's life or career. A biography or autobiography tells the story "of a life", while a memoir often tells the story of a particular, career, event, or time, such as touchstone moments and turning points from the author's life. The author of a memoir may be referred to as a memoirist or a memorialist.


  1. reminiscent

    Reminiscent generally refers to the act or process of recalling or suggesting past experiences, events, feelings, or memories. It can describe something that brings back feelings or images from the past, or arouses a sense of familiarity as if experienced or encountered before.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reminiscentadjective

    recalling to mind, or capable of recalling to mind; having remembrance; reminding one of something

  2. Reminiscentnoun

    one who is addicted to indulging, narrating, or recording reminiscences

  3. Etymology: [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.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reminiscent in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reminiscent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of reminiscent in a Sentence

  1. Chase Von:

    “Prolific world acclaimed author and contemporary poet…Arguably one of the best and most recognized poets in the contemporary field beyond any doubt! …[reminiscent of] the great Kahlil Gibran.”

  2. Gleb Tumanov:

    I'm here because of Vladimir Putin's desire to stay for a fifth term or even maybe a sixth, it just feels sad. And reminiscent of the Soviet Union. I didn't spend very much time living in the Soviet Union obviously but neither do I have any desire to do so.

  3. Darryl Elmouchi:

    It’s definitely a younger demographic in the hospital, definitely a lot of positivity and a lot of concern that what we’re seeing now feels strangely reminiscent to what we saw a few short months ago.

  4. Thomas Smith:

    I loved being part of a team at Notre Dame, i got a very similar feeling during deployment, and I loved that. It was reminiscent of being on a football team. I loved the feeling, and this voice in the back of my head kept asking how great it would be to feel it again.

  5. Craig Erlam:

    This is a response to the late sell-off in China, it was reminiscent of the kind of heavy selling that we saw back in August when emerging market concerns were very high, which in turn weighed on sentiment in Europe.

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    used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner
    A epidemic
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