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Words used to describe memory and memories

blurred

adjective

difficult to understand or remember clearly

catchy

adjective

if a tune or phrase is catchy it attracts your attention and is easy to remember

commemorative

adjective

produced for an important event to help you remember it

conscious

adjective

a conscious thought, memory, experience etc is one that you realize you are having

dim

adjective

a dim memory is something that you cannot remember very well because it happened a long time ago

dimly

adverb

if you dimly remember or understand something, you only remember or understand a little of it

elusive

adjective

difficult to remember or understand

etched

adjective

if something is etched on your mind or memory, you can still remember it very clearly, sometimes when you would prefer to forget it

faint

adjective

used about memories and feelings

foggy

adjective

not clearly remembered or understood

forgotten

adjective

not thought about or remembered by people any longer

haunting

adjective

beautiful in a way that makes you feel sad and remember something for a long time

hazy

adjective

a hazy memory is one that you cannot remember well

immortal

adjective

very well known, and therefore likely to be remembered for a long time

long

adjective

if you have a long memory, you remember even small things that happened many years ago

memorable

adjective

worth remembering or easy to remember, because of being special in some way

memorial

adjective

a memorial object, event, or prize is created to honour someone who has died

nostalgic

adjective

remembering happy times in the past

nostalgic

adjective

making someone remember happy times in the past

redolent

adjective

reminding you of something

reminiscent

adjective

reminding you of people or experiences in your past

reminiscent

adjective

full of thoughts of the past

retentive

adjective

able to remember a lot of information

short

adjective

if you have a short memory, you are not able or willing to remember things that happened recently

suggestive

adjective

making you think of or remember a particular thing

unforgettable

adjective

something that is unforgettable will be remembered for a very long time

vague

adjective

a vague feeling, memory etc is not complete, accurate, or fully formed

wistful

adjective

used when you are thinking about something that made you happy in the past

hauntingly

adverb

nostalgically

adverb

redolence

noun

resonantly

adverb

unforgettably

adverb

a memory like a sieve

an extremely bad memory

a trip/walk down memory lane

an occasion when people remember or talk about things that happened in the past

fond memory

something that you remember with pleasure

in living memory

during the time that anyone still alive can remember

in your mind’s eye

if you can see someone or something in your mind’s eye, you can imagine or remember what they look like

(off) by heart

if you know something by heart, you can remember all the words in it without any help

resonant with/of something

making you think of or remember a feeling or experience

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the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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