[ US /fɝˈɡɛtfəɫ, fɔɹˈɡɛtfəɫ/ ]
[ UK /fəɡˈɛtfə‍l/ ]
  1. (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range
    a short memory
  2. not mindful or attentive
    while thus unmindful of his steps he stumbled
  3. failing to keep in mind
    oblivious old age
    forgetful of her responsibilities
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How To Use forgetful In A Sentence

  • Blindly, unwittingly, erringly as Dickens often urged them, these ideals mark the whole tendency of his fiction, and they are what endear him to the heart, and will keep him dear to it long after many a cunninger artificer in letters has passed into forgetfulness. Literature and Life (Complete)
  • Guardastagno (forgetting the lawes of respect and loyall friendship) became overfondly enamoured, expressing the same by such outward meanes, that the Lady her selfe tooke knowledge thereof, and not with any dislike, as it seemed, but rather lovingly entertained; yet she grew not so forgetfull of her honour and estimation, as the other did of faith to his friend. The Decameron
  • Now he has become quite forgetful. Times, Sunday Times
  • The author suggests that in a fruitful search for truth we must experience a self-forgetfulness that is not self-annihilation, but a form of pleasure.
  • Forgetfulness and Famine and tearful Sorrows, Fightings also, Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica
  • My friend Phil Proctor just sent along a poem that I much enjoyed, ‘Forgetfulness,’ by Billy Collins - and I rarely enjoy unrhymed poems.
  • With all her forgetfulness of God, God still remembers her; showing that her redemption is altogether of grace. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
  • forgetful of her responsibilities
  • For £4.99 it's a cheap but valuable back-up for the forgetful traveller.
  • It only takes one forgetful person to leave theirs in the bathroom and the whole house would be using it.
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