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REDOLENT

 Dictionary entry overview: What does redolent mean? 

REDOLENT (adjective)
  The adjective REDOLENT has 3 senses:

1. serving to bring to mind
2. (used with 'of' or 'with') noticeably odorous
3. having a strong pleasant odor

  Familiarity information: REDOLENT used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


REDOLENT (adjective)


Sense 1redolent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Serving to bring to mind

Synonyms:

evocative; redolent; remindful; reminiscent

Context examples:

cannot forbear to close on this redolent literary note / a campaign redolent of machine politics

Similar:

aware; mindful (bearing in mind; attentive to)


Sense 2redolent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(used with 'of' or 'with') noticeably odorous

Synonyms:

smelling; redolent

Context examples:

the hall was redolent of floor wax / air redolent with the fumes of beer and whiskey

Similar:

odorous (having odor or a characteristic odor)


Sense 3redolent [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having a strong pleasant odor

Synonyms:

aromatic; redolent

Context example:

the pine woods were more redolent

Similar:

fragrant (pleasant-smelling)


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