un retentive

retentive

[ri-ten-tiv]
adjective
1.
tending or serving to retain something.
2.
having power or capacity to retain.
3.
having power or ability to remember; having a good memory.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English retentif < Middle French < Medieval Latin retentīvus, equivalent to Latin retent(us) (see retention) + -īvus -ive

retentively, adverb
retentiveness, noun
nonretentive, adjective
nonretentively, adverb
nonretentiveness, noun
unretentive, adjective
unretentively, adverb
unretentiveness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To un retentive
Collins
World English Dictionary
retentive (rɪˈtɛntɪv)
 
adj
having the capacity to retain or remember
 
re'tentively
 
adv
 
re'tentiveness
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;