Definition of retentive:
foresightful, farsighted, long, acquisitive, unyielding, dogged, persistent, coherent, foresighted, longsighted, retaining, prospicient, pertinacious, dour, tenacious, holding, recollective, farseeing.
- "Half a Dozen Girls", Anna Chapin Ray.
- "Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement", Alva Agee.
Patmore's memory was retentive of good phrases which had once come up under his pen, as that witty phrase about crushing and cracking had come up in the course of a brief note scribbled on a half- sheet of paper.- "Figures of Several Centuries", Arthur Symons.