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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.


  • IPA(key): /ˌɹɛməˈnɪsnt/


reminiscent ‎(comparative more reminiscent, superlative most reminiscent)

  1. of, or relating to reminiscence
  2. suggestive of an earlier event or times
  3. tending to bring some memory etc. to mind
    • 1992, Rudolf M. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page 4-5
      The epidermal cells of the capsule wall of Jubulopsis, with nodose "trigones" at the angles, are very reminiscent of what one finds in Frullania spp.
  4. Remembering; undergoing reminiscence.
    • Sir W. Hamilton
      Some other state of existence, of which we have been previously conscious, and are now reminiscent.



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reminiscent ‎(plural reminiscents)

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

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