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reminiscent

[rem-uh-nis-uh nt] /ˌrɛm əˈnɪs ənt/
adjective
1.
awakening memories of something similar; suggestive (usually followed by of):
His style of writing is reminiscent of Melville's.
2.
characterized by or of the nature of reminiscence.
3.
given to reminiscence:
a reminiscent old sailor.
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65; < Latin reminiscent- (stem of reminiscēns) remembering, present participle of reminiscī, equivalent to re- re- + -minisc(ī) (inceptive v., derivative of the base of mēns mind) + -ent- -ent
Related forms
reminiscently, adverb
unreminiscent, adjective
unreminiscently, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for un reminiscent

reminiscent

/ˌrɛmɪˈnɪsənt/
adjective
1.
(postpositive) foll by of. stimulating memories (of) or comparisons (with)
2.
characterized by reminiscence
3.
(of a person) given to reminiscing
Derived Forms
reminiscently, adverb
Word Origin
C18: from Latin reminiscī to call to mind, from re- + mēns mind
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Word Origin and History for un reminiscent

reminiscent

adj.

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

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