Wistful vs Reminiscent - What's the difference?

wistful | reminiscent |


As adjectives the difference between wistful and reminiscent

is that wistful is full of yearning or longing while reminiscent is of, or relating to reminiscence.

As a noun reminiscent is

one who is addicted to indulging, narrating, or recording reminiscences.

wistful

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • full of yearning or longing
  • His eyes grew wistful as he recalled his university days.
  • sad and thoughtful
  • Synonyms

    * (thoughtful sadness) (l)

    References

    reminiscent

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • of, or relating to reminiscence
  • suggestive of an earlier event or times
  • tending to bring some memory etc. to mind
  • *
  • The epidermal cells of the capsule wall of Jubulopsis'', with nodose "trigones" at the angles, are very reminiscent of what one finds in ''Frullania spp.
  • Remembering; undergoing reminiscence.
  • * Sir W. Hamilton
  • Some other state of existence, of which we have been previously conscious, and are now reminiscent .

    Synonyms

    * evocative * redolent * remindful * resonant

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who is addicted to indulging, narrating, or recording reminiscences.