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  • as inmemory
  • as inretention

synonyms for retentiveness

  • consciousness
  • mind
  • recollection
  • remembrance
  • thought
  • anamnesis
  • awareness
  • cognizance
  • flashback
  • memorization
  • mindfulness
  • recall
  • recapture
  • recognition
  • reflection
  • reminiscence
  • retention
  • retrospection
  • subconsciousness
  • camera-eye
  • dead-eye
  • mind's eye
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antonyms for retentiveness

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  • forgetfulness
  • ignorance
  • amnesia
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How to use retentiveness in a sentence

But the most remarkable thing through life was his memory, and its wonderful combination of retentiveness and readiness.
CHAMBERS'S EDINBURGH JOURNAL, NO. 453VARIOUS
A stiff clayey soil offers a good example of the disadvantage of over-retentiveness.
MANURES AND THE PRINCIPLES OF MANURINGCHARLES MORTON AIKMAN
This gives what may be called the quality of native retentiveness to the individual.
TALKS TO TEACHERS ON PSYCHOLOGY; AND TO STUDENTS ON SOME OF LIFE'S IDEALSWILLIAM JAMES
Not only was he possessed of a bright, quick mind, but wonderful retentiveness of memory.
LIFE OF HARRIET BEECHER STOWE COMPILED FROM HER LETTERS AND JOURNALSCHARLES EDWARD STOWE
In John Leyden an unconquerable perseverance was united to remarkable native genius, and a memory of singular retentiveness.
THE MODERN SCOTTISH MINSTREL, VOLUME II.VARIOUS
It was as if her mind, overtrained in receptivity and retentiveness, had only dull tentacles to spare for her finger-tips.
ADRIENNE TONERANNE DOUGLAS SEDGWICK
Receptivity and retentiveness of impression is not only a property of brain, but of all solid matter without exception.
THE SCIENTIFIC BASIS OF NATIONAL PROGRESSGEORGE GORE
Change in these conditions, then, will enable a person to make use of all the native retentiveness his nervous system has.
HOW TO TEACHGEORGE DRAYTON STRAYER AND NAOMI NORSWORTHY
One general factor in intelligence is therefore retentiveness.
PSYCHOLOGYROBERT S. WOODWORTH
Richard as the eldest cherished her memory with a touching retentiveness.
THE EARL OF MAYOWILLIAM WILSON HUNTER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO RETENTIVENESS

  • concepts
  • cues
  • fantasies
  • hints
  • images
  • jogs
  • memoirs
  • memos
  • mnemonics
  • pictures
  • prods
  • prompts
  • reminders
  • representations
  • suggestions
  • thoughts
  • visions
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