Definition of Forgetfulness

1. Noun. Tendency to forget.

Generic synonyms: Amnesia, Blackout, Memory Loss
Specialized synonyms: Senior Moment
Derivative terms: Forgetful



2. Noun. Unawareness caused by neglectful or heedless failure to remember. "His forgetfulness increased as he grew older"
Specialized synonyms: Oblivion, Obliviousness
Generic synonyms: Unawareness, Unknowingness
Derivative terms: Forgetful, Forgetful

Definition of Forgetfulness

1. n. The quality of being forgetful; prononess to let slip from the mind.

Definition of Forgetfulness

1. Noun. The quality of being forgetful; proneness to let slip from the mind. ¹

2. Noun. Loss of remembrance or recollection; a ceasing to remember; oblivion. ¹

3. Noun. Failure to bear in mind; careless omission; inattention; as, forgetfulness of duty. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Forgetfulness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Forgetfulness

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
forgetful person
forgetfull
forgetfully
forgetfulness (current term)
forgetfulnesses
forgetive
forgetness
forgets
forgettable
forgettably
forgetted
forgetter
forgetters
forgettest
forgetteth
forgettil
forgetting
forgettingly

Literary usage of Forgetfulness

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1. The Confessions of S. Augustine: Book I-X. by Augustine (1886)
"But what is forgetfulness, but the privation of memory ? How then is it present that I remember it, since when it is present I cannot remember ? ..."

2. The Law of Contracts by William Herbert Page (1920)
"Elements of mistake of fact—Unconscious ignorance or forgetfulness. The elements of mistake of fact for which a payment may be recovered are substantially ..."

3. Resolves, Divine, Moral and Political by Owen Felltham (1820)
"Nor ought my forgetfulness in friendship to be exercised only abroad ; but oftentimes as to myself, and at home. If I do my friend a courtesy, ..."

4. Improvement of the Understanding: Ethics and Correspondcence of Benedict de by Benedictus de Spinoza (1901)
"... of memory and forgetfulness. The point most worthy of attention is, that memory is strengthened both with and without the aid of the understanding. ..."

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