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fərˈgɛt fəlfor·get·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unretentive, forgetful, shortadjective

    (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range

    "a short memory"

  2. unmindful, forgetful, mindlessadjective

    not mindful or attentive

    "while thus unmindful of his steps he stumbled"- G.B.Shaw

  3. forgetful, obliviousadjective

    failing to keep in mind

    "forgetful of her responsibilities"; "oblivious old age"


  1. forgetfuladjective

    unable to remember things well; liable to forget.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Forgetfuladjective

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

  2. Forgetfuladjective

    heedless; careless; neglectful; inattentive

  3. Forgetfuladjective

    causing to forget; inducing oblivion; oblivious

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of forgetful in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of forgetful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of forgetful in a Sentence

  1. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    The mind might become forgetful of great deeds, but the soul does not forget anything that it considers to be beautiful and good.

  2. Jessica Scott:

    It was surprising when we looked at similarities between astronauts during spaceflight and cancer patients during treatment. Both have a decrease in muscle mass, and they have bone demineralization and changes in heart function, astronauts may get something called space fog, where they have trouble focusing or get a little forgetful. That's very similar to what some cancer patients experience, which is called chemo brain.

  3. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Sometimes, we find peace by becoming forgetful of the past events. That is truly the bright-side of forgetting negative things in our lives.

  4. Sonya Hightower:

    Air marshals are exhausted, they are having memory loss, they are being forgetful. At some point, they are working long enough hours that they are legally intoxicated. ... They can't move. They can't respond fast to things. And the agency was not prepared for someone to document that as well as Harvard did in their study.

  5. Virgil:

    All these souls, after they have passed away a thousand years, are summoned by the divine ones in great array, to the lethean river. . .In this way they become forgetful of the former earthlife, and re-visit the vaulted realms of the world, willing to return again into living bodies.

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