Definition of Forgetful

1. Adjective. (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range. "A short memory"

Exact synonyms: Short, Unretentive
Also: Mindless, Unmindful
Derivative terms: Forgetfulness, Shortness
Antonyms: Retentive



2. Adjective. Not mindful or attentive. "While thus unmindful of his steps he stumbled"
Exact synonyms: Mindless, Unmindful
Attributes: Heedfulness, Mindfulness
Similar to: Amnesiac, Amnesic
Derivative terms: Forgetfulness, Unmindfulness
Antonyms: Mindful

3. Adjective. Failing to keep in mind. "Oblivious old age"
Exact synonyms: Oblivious
Similar to: Inattentive
Derivative terms: Forgetfulness, Oblivion, Obliviousness

Definition of Forgetful

1. a. Apt to forget; easily losing remembrance; as, a forgetful man should use helps to strengthen his memory.

Definition of Forgetful

1. Adjective. unable to remember things well; liable to forget. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Forgetful

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Forgetful

forgeman
forgemen
forger
forgeries
forgers
forgery
forges
forges ahead
forget, when up to one's neck in alligators, that the mission is to drain the swamp
forget-me-not
forget-me-nots
forget it
forget me drug
forget oneself
forgetful (current term)
forgetful person
forgetfull
forgetfully
forgetfulness
forgetfulnesses
forgetive
forgetness
forgets
forgettable
forgettably
forgetted
forgetter
forgetters
forgettest

Literary usage of Forgetful

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1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"Of those who fought about him ; he the while Lay all his giant length on earth outstretch'd, Unconscious, clean forgetful of his art. ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Criminal Evidence: Including the Rules Regulating by Harry Clay Underhill (1898)
"forgetful witnesses may be asked leading questions.— Leading questions may, in the discretion of the court, be put to a forgetful witness, ..."

3. The Trend of the Races by George Edmund Haynes (1922)
"Self-forgetful loyalty of the Negro. The self-forgetful loyalty to the interests and cause of others even where it conflicts with self-interest has been ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"... festival of peace, which was enjoyed by so many nations, forgetful of their ancient animosities, and delivered from the apprehension of future danger. ..."

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