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Synonyms for forgetful
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"

    Synonyms:
    little, oblivious, short(p), brusk, unmindful, unforesightful, poor, curt, unretentive, myopic, short, scant(p), inadequate, light, brusque, shortsighted, mindless

    Antonyms:
    attentive

  2. unmindful, forgetful, mindlessadjective

    not mindful or attentive

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

    Synonyms:
    oblivious, unmindful, fatuous, vacuous, inane, mindless, reasonless, short, asinine, unretentive, oblivious(p), unmindful(p), senseless

    Antonyms:
    attentive

  3. forgetful, obliviousadjective

    failing to keep in mind

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

    Synonyms:
    unmindful, unretentive, mindless, short, oblivious, oblivious(p), unmindful(p)

    Antonyms:
    attentive

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. forgetfuladjective

    Synonyms:
    apt to forget

  2. forgetfuladjective

    Synonyms:
    negligent, inattentive, neglectful, careless, heedless, mindless

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How to use forgetful in a sentence?

  1. Friederich Nietzsche, quoted in "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (movie):

    Blessed are the forgetful for they get the better even of their blunders.

  2. Hebrews 132 Bible:

    Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

  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. T. S. Eliot:

    April is the cruellest month, breedingLilacs out of the dead land, mixingMemory out of desire, stirringDull roots with spring rain.Winter kept us warm, coveringEarth in a forgetful snow, feedingA little life with dried tubers.


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