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forgetful - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'forgetful' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Forgetful [ a.]
- Apt to forget; easily losing remembrance; as, a forgetful man should use helps to strengthen his memory.
- Heedless; careless; neglectful; inattentive.
- Causing to forget; inducing oblivion; oblivious.

Meaning of 'forgetful' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . forgetful [ a]
Meaning (1):
- (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range
Example in sentence:
  • a short memory
Meaning (2):
- not mindful or attentive
Example in sentence:
  • while thus unmindful of his steps he stumbled
3 . forgetful [ s]
Meaning (3):
- failing to keep in mind
Example in sentence:
  • forgetful of her responsibilities;
  • oblivious old age