selective memory (sɪˈlɛktɪv ˈmɛmərɪ)
- (euphemistic) an ability to remember some facts while apparently forgetting others, especially when
they are inconvenient ⇒
We seem to have a selective memory for the best bits of the past.,
It appears that he has a selective memory.,
baby boomers with selective memories about the sixties
- (psychology) the ability to retrieve certain facts and events but not others
Example Sentences Including 'selective memory'
He has a selective memory , and has turned a blind eye to the profligacy of the present Fianna Fail/ Progressive Democrat government.
Times, Sunday Times (2005)
Mertel chastised Burns for lack of remorse and the " selective memory "his version of events suggested.
These days, 1973 is a long time ago and, anyway, selective memory is a natural human frailty.
Toronto Sun (2003)
`And all this time I thought you were suffering from selective memory syndrome.
JUST BETWEEN US (2002)
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