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Answer for the clue "Become less severe about act that's evocative ", 8 letters:
redolent

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Word definitions for redolent in dictionaries

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
a. 1 fragrant or aromatic; having a sweet scent. 2 Having the smell of the article in question. 3 (context idiomatic English) suggestive or reminiscent.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1400, from Old French redolent "emitting an odor" and directly from Latin redolentem (moninative redolens ), present participle of redolere "emit a scent, diffuse odor," from red- , intensive prefix (see re- ), + olere "give off a smell" (see odor ).

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Redolent \Red"o*lent\ (-lent), a. [L. redolens, -entis, p. pr. of redolere to emit a scent, diffuse an odor; pref. red-, re-, re- + olere to emit a smell. See Odor .] Diffusing odor or fragrance; spreading sweet scent; scented; odorous; smelling; -- usually ...

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
adj. serving to bring to mind; "cannot forbear to close on this redolent literary note"- Wilder Hobson; "a campaign redolent of machine politics" [syn: evocative , redolent of(p) , remindful , reminiscent , reminiscent of(p) ] (used with `of' or `with') ...

Usage examples of redolent.

He was still attired in silks and satins of the gaudiest hues, still carefully trimmed as to hair and beard, still redolent of perfumes.

Besides being over warm, the room was also redolent of not altogether pleasant scents, including the sharp mustardy smell of the reeking poultice, and, beneath it, the duller but equally pervasive odor of a feverish male body.

And the delicate Pastorale is redolent of the gentle fields of Europe, smells of the hay, gives again the nun-like close of day in temperate skies.

The hedges near Treby, like those round Dawlish and Torquay, are redolent with a thousand flowers: the neighbouring fields are prankt with all the colours of Flora,--its soft air,--the picturesque bay in which it stood, as it were, enshrined,--its red cliffs, and verdure reaching to the very verge of the tide,--all breathe the same festive and genial atmosphere.

The air was yet redolent of incense, but it was incense unblended with stench.

Despite Sunday baths and Sunday clothes, they bore an unerasable odour redolent of the barnyard.

The thick air was wet, steamy and so redolent of blooming orchids as to almost stagger the still unthawed Snay bin Wazir.

Chelsea was comparatively near to the heart of things, and I had heard that one might find there artistic people whose hand-to-mouth, Saturnalian existence was redolent of that exquisite gaiety which so attracted my own casual temperament.

Colonel Hogan tricking Schultz into giving him the keys to the stalag gate -- again, this is redolent of Forties propaganda flicks, which portrayed Axis leaders as bungling and clownish.

Tom, and Billy, redolent of plum pudding and Seven Dials, Gontran, Gaston and Achille, savoring of brasseries and the Sorbonne.

He carried a carafe of wine, a bowl of bread-rings, a platter of chargrilled baby octopus redolent of thyme and garlic with just a hint of bay leaf, a jug of extra sauce, and some olive oil and vinegar.

The door of the long conservatories were open, and so the air was redolent of sweetness almost intoxicating.

Nemoto was hunched over, monklike, a slow patient figure redolent of age, tending her plants of glass and light.

That gauze, that atmosphere, redolent with feminine perfumes, and behind those screens-behind those screens!

Add to that a pair of black eyes with yellowish whites, a proud glance, gleaming teeth, and lips which were perennially pomaded and redolent of musk.