vestige - definition and synonyms

noun formal 

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/ˈvestɪdʒ/
singularvestige
pluralvestiges
  1. 1
    [countable] a very small sign of something that has almost disappeared or stopped existing
    vestige of:

    vestiges of snow melting in the sun

    Their goal is to increase the pace of change, and wipe out the remaining vestiges of apartheid.

  2. 2
    [singular] a very small amount of a feeling or quality
    vestige of:

    As the judge’s sentence was read out, West showed no vestige of emotion.