reminiscent

[ rem-uh-nis-uhnt ]
/ ˌrɛm əˈnɪs ənt /

adjective

awakening memories of something similar; suggestive (usually followed by of): His style of writing is reminiscent of Melville's.
characterized by or of the nature of reminiscence.
given to reminiscence: a reminiscent old sailor.

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Origin of reminiscent

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 mēnsmind) + -ent--ent

OTHER WORDS FROM reminiscent

rem·i·nis·cent·ly, adverbun·rem·i·nis·cent, adjectiveun·rem·i·nis·cent·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for reminiscent

reminiscent
/ (ˌrɛmɪˈnɪsənt) /

adjective

(postpositive foll by of) stimulating memories (of) or comparisons (with)
characterized by reminiscence
(of a person) given to reminiscing

Derived forms of reminiscent

reminiscently, adverb

Word Origin for reminiscent

C18: from Latin reminiscī to call to mind, from re- + mēns mind
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