Meaning of redolent


When something is redolent of something, it makes you think of that thing by making a pretty strong impression on you. He had a shifty eye redolent of years of lying and petty crime.

People used to use redolent of something with a strong, distinctive odor. Now, think of it as “stinks of” — but in a fancy way. If you’re touring an old castle, you might say that the worn carpet and handsome woodwork are redolent of the place’s former glory, though otherwise it’s a dump.

Definitions of redolent
  1. adjective

    having a strong pleasant odor

    “”the pine woods were more
    redolent“- Jean Stafford”



  2. adjective

    (used with `of’ or `with’) noticeably odorous

    “the hall was
    redolent of floor wax”
    redolent with the fumes of beer and whiskey”



    having odor or a characteristic odor
  3. adjective

    serving to bring to mind

    “”cannot forbear to close on this
    redolent literary note”- Wilder Hobson”
    “a campaign
    redolent of machine politics”

    evocative, remindful, reminiscent, resonant

    aware, mindful

    bearing in mind; attentive to

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