redolent | redolence

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something reminding you or making you think of something else

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redolent - suggestive

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When something is ‘redolent’ of another thing, it is suggestive of it, or reminds you distinctly of it. For example, the smell of a freshly baked pie may be redolent of your childhood. This formal word is therefore often associated with something that makes a big impression on you, and a form of nostalgia. Most commonly seen in written English.

Synonyms reminiscent,aromatic
Antonyms forgetful

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  1. The music was daring and different. More redolent of a time when artists had the freedom to create what they, rather than the studios, wanted.

  2. With its ancient stone walls and cobbled streets, it’s easy to see some redolence of Medieval life in the old city.

  3. The current toxic political climate is all too redolent of the dark days in the past when there was fighting on the streets.

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