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Synonyms for retentive
rɪˈtɛn tɪvre·ten·tive

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. retentive

    Synonyms:
    preservative, close, tenacious, mindful

    Antonyms:
    loose, leaky, oblivious

Princeton's WordNet

  1. retentive, recollective, long, tenaciousadjective

    good at remembering

    "a retentive mind"; "tenacious memory"

    Synonyms:
    prospicient, farsighted, recollective, persistent, tenacious, dour, long, foresightful, farseeing, coherent, foresighted, longsighted, dogged, unyielding, pertinacious

    Antonyms:
    short, forgetful, permeable, unretentive

  2. retentiveadjective

    having the capacity to retain something

    Synonyms:
    long, recollective, tenacious

    Antonyms:
    permeable, unretentive, forgetful, short

  3. retentiveadjective

    having the power, capacity, or quality of retaining water

    "soils retentive of moisture"

    Synonyms:
    long, recollective, tenacious

    Antonyms:
    forgetful, permeable, short, unretentive

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. retentiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    tenacious

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. retentiveadjective

    Synonyms:
    tenacious

    Antonyms:
    unretentive, irretentive

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How to use retentive in a sentence?

  1. Madonna:

    I'm anal retentive. I'm a workaholic. I have insomnia. And I'm a control freak. That's why I'm not married. Who could stand me?

  2. Jane Austen, Mansfield Park:

    If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences. The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient; at others, so bewildered and so weak; and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond control! We are, to be sure, a miracle every way; but our powers of recollecting and of forgetting do seem peculiarly past finding out.

  3. Jane Austen:

    If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences. The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient at others, so bewildered and so weak and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond control We are, to be sure, a miracle every way but our powers of recollecting and of forgetting do seem peculiarly past finding out.

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