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Princeton's WordNet

  1. forgetfulnessnoun

    tendency to forget

  2. forgetfulnessnoun

    unawareness caused by neglectful or heedless failure to remember

    "his forgetfulness increased as he grew older"


  1. forgetfulnessnoun

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

  2. forgetfulnessnoun

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

  3. forgetfulnessnoun

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Forgetfulnessnoun

    Etymology: from forgetful.

    O gentle sleep!
    Nature’s soft nurse, how have I frighted thee,
    That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down,
    And steep my senses in forgetfulness! William Shakespeare, Henry IV.

    All birds and beasts lie hush’d; sleep steals away
    The wild desires of men and toils of day;
    And brings, descending through the silent air,
    A sweet forgetfulness of human care. Alexander Pope, Statius.

    The church of England is grievously charged with forgetfulness of her duty. Richard Hooker, b. iv. s. 13.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Forgetfulnessnoun

    the quality of being forgetful; prononess to let slip from the mind

  2. Forgetfulnessnoun

    loss of remembrance or recollection; a ceasing to remember; oblivion

  3. Forgetfulnessnoun

    failure to bear in mind; careless omission; inattention; as, forgetfulness of duty


  1. Forgetfulness

    Forgetfulness is the tendency to forget things. It can be occasional memory lapses.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of forgetfulness in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of forgetfulness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of forgetfulness in a Sentence

  1. Ted Turner:

    That's the main symptoms, and, forgetfulness.

  2. Appianus:

    The drug that heals our sorrows forgetfulness.

  3. Sorel Vorster:

    Most common symptoms are headaches in the back of the head or upper part of the neck, and more serious symptoms are things like numbness or tingling around the face or tongue, weakness in arms or legs, difficulty swallowing, poor balance, difficulty walking and cognitive complaints like episodes of forgetfulness or episodes of unusual behavior.

  4. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Remembering everything is not the only solution. Perhaps, forgetfulness can make us live in peace too.

  5. Jack London:

    There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise. And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive.

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    a rugged box (usually made of wood); used for shipping
    • A. concoction
    • B. germ
    • C. crate
    • D. impurity

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