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[uhn-fer-get-uh-buh l] /ˌʌn fərˈgɛt ə bəl/
impossible to forget; indelibly impressed on the memory:
scenes of unforgettable beauty.
Origin of unforgettable
1800-10; un-1 + forgettable
Related forms
unforgettableness, noun
unforgettably, adverb Unabridged
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  • The end justified the means so unforgettably, so gloriously.

    The Secret Service Submarine Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • The whole scene was unforgettably cinematographed on to his mind.

    Three John Silence Stories Algernon Blackwood
  • Then the ghost of that unforgettably strange odor passed away and was lost among the leagues of tenantless forest beyond.

    The Wendigo Algernon Blackwood
  • Without difficulty they renew them, and stamp them unforgettably with their own peculiar mark.

  • In philosophy the talk turned mainly on Spinoza, of whom Goethe spoke "unforgettably."

    The Youth of Goethe Peter Hume Brown
  • He had obtained these names in writing from the Professor, and had learned them, unforgettably, by heart.

    The Mark of Cain Carolyn Wells
  • One day she said to me, unforgettably, 'You are making pain and sickness very beautiful.'

  • It was the happiest time I ever had, and shines out by itself in that already so unforgettably delightful vacation.

    The Martian George Du Maurier
  • She had a poor memory but some things she visualized unconsciously but unforgettably, and this had been one.

    The Shadow

    Mary White Ovington
British Dictionary definitions for unforgettably


impossible to forget; highly memorable
Derived Forms
unforgettably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unforgettably



1806, from un- (1) "not" + forgetable (see forget). Related: Unforgettably.

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