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Meaning of FORGETFUL

Pronunciation:  fur'getful

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  failing to keep in mind; "forgetful of her responsibilities"; "oblivious old age"
  2. [adj]  not mindful or attentive; "while thus unmindful of his steps he stumbled"- G.B.Shaw
  3. [adj]  not retentive

FORGETFUL is a 9 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: amnesiac, amnesic, inattentive, mindless, oblivious, short, unmindful, unretentive
 Antonyms: aware, mindful, retentive
 See Also: forgetful



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\For*get"ful\, a.
1. Apt to forget; easily losing remembrance; as, a forgetful
   man should use helps to strengthen his memory.

2. Heedless; careless; neglectful; inattentive.

         Be not forgetful to entertain strangers. --Heb.
                                               xiii. 2.

3. Causing to forget; inducing oblivion; oblivious. [Archaic
   or Poetic] ``The forgetful wine.'' --J. Webster.

Thesaurus Terms
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