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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.

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. Shane Oliver:

    In some ways it is reminiscent of 2008 with tightening credit markets, bank shares under pressure and worries central banks are powerless.

  2. Brian Fonseca:

    He's taken three different positions in the last eight months. Wasserman Schultz -- backed by President Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton -- also disagreed with Canova’s suggestion that she did not have the support of black voters in the district. Wasserman cited in part the backing of the Congressional Black Caucus. It’s unclear whether the debate, or the Sanders-fueled donations, will make the difference for Tim Canova. The Tim Canova campaign touted polling released at the end of the Democratic National Convention showed Tim Canova trailing by 8 points, 46-38 percent. This was after she stepped down at the DNC amid a scandal over leaked emails. But Wasserman Schultz is not taking any chances, bringing in heavyweights like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. In some ways, the race is reminiscent of the Sanders-Clinton race. This race has a lot of parallels with the national Democratic primary in that you have a moderate candidate competing against a more progressive candidate.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Jake Borelli:

    But, in the end, I've been there before, as you know, for me, it was eerily very reminiscent of my wars back in Iraq. Like, I felt this was a war zone. This is the first time I'd seen America in such a way -- where you feel that people are scared, the enemy is invisible, we don't have enough information of what this is and we don't have resources for this.

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    long and thin and often limp
    • A. motile
    • B. lank
    • C. flabby
    • D. pecuniary

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