- to cease or fail to remember; be unable to recall: to forget someone's name.
- to omit or neglect unintentionally: I forgot to shut the window before leaving.
- to leave behind unintentionally; neglect to take: to forget one's keys.
- to omit mentioning; leave unnoticed.
- to fail to think of; take no note of.
- to neglect willfully; disregard or slight.
- to cease or omit to think of something.
- forget oneself, to say or do something improper or unbefitting one's rank, position, or character.
Origin of forget
Examples from the Web for forgettable
But his first forays into film were forgettable comedies like Booty Call.Jamie Foxx: Get Over the Black ‘Annie’
December 20, 2014
But he seemed on first encounter to be very gray, more a forgettable clerk than a firebrand cleric.Why Pope Francis Wants to Declare Murdered Archbishop Romero a Saint
August 24, 2014
Today, the Saudis vent their anger with fits of forgettable diplomatic rage.Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Saudi Arabia’s Gatsby, Master Spy
November 16, 2013
He is, and was at Georgetown, for the most part, general and passive and forgettable.Obama’s Bad Salesmanship
June 25, 2013
And none of that really mattered anyway, because he was just forgettable at debates and on the stump.The Real Reason Huntsman Lost
January 16, 2013
"I used to live here," he said, ashamed to be so forgettable.In a Little Town
All the time there was a steady bruise at the bottom of his soul, but so steady as to be forgettable.The Rainbow
D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
They are so much more passive and forgettable than luggage—abroad that is.The Passionate Friends
Herbert George Wells
In the afternoon we moved our headquarters back a mile or so to a commodious and moderately clean farm with a forgettable name.Adventures of a Despatch Rider
W. H. L. Watson
All that remained was to draw a veil as decently as might be over the forgettable humiliation.The Hermit of Far End
- (when tr, may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to fail to recall (someone or something once known); be unable to remember
- (tr; may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to neglect, usually as the result of an unintentional error
- (tr) to leave behind by mistake
- (tr) to disregard intentionally
- (when tr, may take a clause as object) to fail to mention
- forget oneself
- to act in an improper manner
- to be unselfish
- to be deep in thought
- forget it! an exclamation of annoyed or forgiving dismissal of a matter or topic
Word Origin and History for forgettable
Old English forgietan, from for-, used here with negative force, "away, amiss, opposite" + gietan "to grasp" (see get). To "un-get," hence "to lose" from the mind. A common Germanic construction (cf. Old Saxon fargetan, Old Frisian forjeta, Dutch vergeten, Old High German firgezzan, German vergessen "to forget"). The literal sense would be "to lose (one's) grip on," but that is not recorded in any Germanic language. Related: Forgetting; forgot; forgotten.
Idioms and Phrases with forgettable
In addition to the idiom beginning with forget
- forget it
- forget oneself
- forgive and forget