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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ The scene was more reminiscent of the nineteenth century than the twenty-first.
▪ Why had such disputes reverted to a pattern of disorder more reminiscent of the nineteenth than twentieth century?
▪ Meg herself is more reminiscent of Deborah Kerr on acid.
▪ The letters he wrote to her are more reminiscent of his earliest letters than anything else that he wrote as archbishop.
▪ In other respects too, he is strongly reminiscent of Kant.
▪ The shape of the cheeks - if slightly too reminiscent of a cadaver - had a certain elegance.
▪ It was too reminiscent of the way John Butler had ended Portrait of Billie.
▪ To Ken, it was all too reminiscent of his own life in the Army, but he enjoyed the filming.
▪ The massive pillars of its nave are very reminiscent of the Norman splendours of Durham cathedral.
▪ The technique is very reminiscent of that used by the amphibians' far distant and antique cousin, the lungfish.
▪ There is something in this pattern of behaviour that is very reminiscent of some addictive or compulsive behaviours.
▪ "Those were the days," agreed Barrow with a reminiscent sigh.
▪ Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario positively demolished her opponents with a ruthlessness reminiscent of Navratilova's great rival of the 1980's, Chris Evert.
▪ Experts see the rise in borrowing as disturbingly reminiscent of the credit boom in the 1980s.
▪ For Oldenberg it was reminiscent of Tatlin's tower and should have incorporated a telescopic element.
▪ Households in the Coventry area report that they are being subjected to intimidation reminiscent of this time.
▪ Our understanding of development is at a stage reminiscent of genetics in the 1930s.
▪ The boy had grown sturdy and handsome, his green eyes and dark hair so reminiscent of his father.
▪ Their jumbled stories are reminiscent of the black-bordered figures typical of so-called Figuration Libre.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Reminiscent \Rem`i*nis"cent\ (r?m`?-n?s"sent), n. One who is addicted to indulging, narrating, or recording reminiscences.


Reminiscent \Rem`i*nis"cent\ (-sent), a. [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.] Recalling to mind, or capable of recalling to mind; having remembrance; reminding one of something.

Some other of existence of which we have been previously conscious, and are now reminiscent.
--Sir W. Hamilton.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1705, from Latin reminiscentem (nominative reminiscens), present participle of reminisci "call to mind, remember" (see reminiscence). Related: Reminiscential (1640s).


a. 1 of, or relating to reminiscence 2 suggestive of an earlier event or times 3 tending to bring some memory etc. to mind 4 Remembering; undergoing reminiscence. n. One who is addicted to indulging, narrating, or recording reminiscences.


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, redolent of(p), remindful, reminiscent of(p)]

Usage examples of "reminiscent".

Mark or were with him on some of his usual escapades have been honored with large audiences whenever they were in a reminiscent mood and condescended to tell of their intimacy with the ordinary boy who came to be a very extraordinary humorist and whose every boyish act is now seen to have been indicative of what was to come.

As we crossed the parking lot, Messinger took me by the elbow in a gesture so reminiscent of Dietz that the air caught in my throat.

The preciosity of style and vocabulary in these works is much more reminiscent of the earlier part of the century, or of the Symbolist era, than of the materialistic 1860s.

I had already learned that he was strong and shrewd and solid, dependable as one of his beloved quadriremes, and the jut of his chin was reminiscent of the ramming beaks of those same vessels.

They were reminiscent of the time when France and her golden-lilies brooded over his land, of the days when Louis Quatorze was king.

It contained a Louis Quinze reception-room, an Empire drawing-room, a Jacobean dining-room, and various apartments dimly reminiscent of the styles of furniture affected by deceased monarchs.

THE FIRST BLOOD IS THREE feet inside the front door, a single drop the size of a dime, perfectly round with a stellate margin reminiscent of a buzzsaw blade.

Zun Valley Empower Plant, an immense white structure reminiscent of a Tibetan stupa but topped with a long spike rather than a dorje.

Reminiscent of the immortal Tartarin, his ready bureau furnished him with a stiff black moustache and some specially stout horsehair to typify the stubbly beard of that hero.

Puritan theology, for example, drew a distinction between the ordinary and extraordinary Providences of God that is strongly reminiscent of the voluntarist theories of Ockham.

The rapids lacked the depth and grandeur of Aysgarth Force, the beauty of the Falls of Rogie or the cascading hill-top tumble and roar of Ardessie, all of which Bryony had seen, but, although they were on a smaller scale, the rapids at Watersmeet were reminiscent, because of their woodland surroundings and the way they foamed over the boulders, of the Falls of Bracklinn, she thought.

Her figure, of medium height and broad build, with a tendency to embonpoint, was reflected by the mirror of her whitewood wardrobe, in a gown made under her own organization, of one of those half-tints, reminiscent of the distempered walls of corridors in large hotels.

She fisted her hands on her ample hips, bouncing in a manner reminiscent of a backhouse hen.

The tiny towns and buildings they were passing seemed reminiscent of New England, except for their vibrant tropical hues set off to full effect by the relentless Bahamian sun.

Somewhat reminiscent of Mayan art, they also partook of Balinese temple paintings.