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'
`And all this time I thought you were suffering from selective memory syndrome.
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