forgetful

[ fer-get-fuhl ]
/ fərˈgɛt fəl /
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adjective

apt to forget; that forgets: a forgetful person.
heedless or neglectful (often followed by of): to be forgetful of others.
bringing on oblivion: forgetful slumber.

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Origin of forgetful

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at forget, -ful

OTHER WORDS FROM forgetful

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Example sentences from the Web for forgetful

  • It was strange that reserved, unforgiving, and yet not unforgetful temperament of his!

    Young Tom Bowling|J.C. Hutcheson
  • He strolled through life, and all life was a play of which he became the easy-going but unforgetful critic.

    Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 1|Francis Marion Crawford
  • It is a place of refuge, of ineffable tranquillity, of unforgetful tenderness.

  • Orcus has heard my vow, and it is written in the book of the unforgetful Hades.

    The Last Days of Pompeii|Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

British Dictionary definitions for forgetful

forgetful
/ (fəˈɡɛtfʊl) /

adjective

tending to forget
(often postpositive foll by of) inattentive (to) or neglectful (of)
poetic causing loss of memory

Derived forms of forgetful

forgetfully, adverbforgetfulness, noun
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