Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having the quality of or containing reminiscence.
  • adjective Inclined to engage in reminiscence.
  • adjective Tending to recall or suggest something in the past.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the faculty of memory; calling to mind; remembering; also, inclined to recall the past; habitually dwelling on the past.
  • noun One who calls to mind and records past events.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who is addicted to indulging, narrating, or recording reminiscences.
  • adjective Recalling to mind, or capable of recalling to mind; having remembrance; reminding one of something.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of, or relating to reminiscence
  • adjective suggestive of an earlier event or times
  • adjective tending to bring some memory etc. to mind
  • noun One who is addicted to indulging, narrating, or recording reminiscences.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective serving to bring to mind

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin reminīscēns, reminīscent-, present participle of reminīscī, to recollect; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin reminīscēns, present participle of reminīscor ("remember"), from re- ("again") + min-, base of me-min-isse ("to remember, think over"), akin to mens ("mind"); see mental, mind, etc. Reminiscent is not connected with remember.

Examples

  • The hilishaya fixed me with his otherworldly eyes, his expression reminiscent of someone who had just discovered something smelly and rude sticking to the bottom of his foot.

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  • The hilishaya fixed me with his otherworldly eyes, his expression reminiscent of someone who had just discovered something smelly and rude sticking to the bottom of his foot.

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  • Asbach Uralt, a cognac and one of the most traditional trademarks in Germany, uses a traditional shape, a traditional typeface and a name reminiscent of tradition “uralt” means “ancient”.

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  • Asbach Uralt, a cognac and one of the most traditional trademarks in Germany, uses a traditional shape, a traditional typeface and a name reminiscent of tradition “uralt” means “ancient”.

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  • Asbach Uralt, a cognac and one of the most traditional trademarks in Germany, uses a traditional shape, a traditional typeface and a name reminiscent of tradition “uralt” means “ancient”.

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  • The president hopes his country's taxmen sometimes called "revenuers", a word reminiscent of the Capone era will help him slay the monsters of corruption and fiscal overstretch that now prey on his country.

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  • Joe Henry's song about Vic Chesnutt, "Room at Arles," has a title reminiscent of Vincent Van Gogh's painting "Bedroom in Arles."

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  • Joe Henry's song about Vic Chesnutt, "Room at Arles," has a title reminiscent of Vincent Van Gogh's painting "Bedroom in Arles."

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