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See definition of retentive on Dictionary.com
  • as inabsorbent
  • as intenacious
  • as intenacious

synonyms for retentive

  • absorptive
  • dry
  • imbibing
  • bibulous
  • penetrable
  • permeable
  • porous
  • pregnable
  • spongy
  • thirsty
See also synonyms for: retentiveness / unretentive

antonyms for retentive

MOST RELEVANT
  • impermeable
  • afraid
  • irresolute
  • kind
  • unreliable
  • weak
  • yielding
  • loose
  • slack
  • surrendering
  • unattached
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How to use retentive in a sentence

She had an extremely retentive memory, read well, and evinced great love of reading.
THE CHILDHOOD OF DISTINGUISHED WOMENSELINA A. BOWER
His knowledge of history, more especially of military history, was profound, and his memory was singularly retentive.
LETTERS OF LT.-COL. GEORGE BRENTON LAURIEGEORGE BRENTON LAURIE
At the start he was blest with a most marvelous and retentive memory, and a keen sense of the practical side of life.
THE BAY STATE MONTHLY, VOL. II, NO. 6, MARCH, 1885VARIOUS
Success cannot be expected in a soil unduly retentive of moisture.
AMATEUR GARDENCRAFTEBEN E. REXFORD
He had been tolerably well educated; and being fond of reading, with a retentive memory, he possessed a good deal of information.
PETER THE WHALERW.H.G. KINGSTON
His judgment was as sound as his memory was retentive; it was almost infallible,--no one was ever known to have been misled by it.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VIJOHN LORD
The farmer bore with her dreary rattling of the box in demonstration of its retentive capacities.
RHODA FLEMING, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
He had a really surprisingly retentive memory, and picked up a good bit even in that little time.
DR. JOLLIFFE'S BOYSLEWIS HOUGH
The looseness of the vessels and the weakness of the retentive faculty, is known from a moist and loose habit of the body.
THE WORKS OF ARISTOTLE THE FAMOUS PHILOSOPHERANONYMOUS
If it proceeds from the retentive faculty, and looseness of the vessels, it is to be corrected with gentle astringents.
THE WORKS OF ARISTOTLE THE FAMOUS PHILOSOPHERANONYMOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO RETENTIVE

  • absorptive
  • bibulous
  • dry
  • imbibing
  • penetrable
  • permeable
  • porous
  • pregnable
  • retentive
  • spongy
  • thirsty
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.