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Synonyms for forgetfulness

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. forgetfulness

    oblivion, obliviousness, oversight, unconsciousness

    memory, recollection, remembrance, reminiscence, retrospect, retrospection

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"

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. forgetfulnessnoun

    aptness to forget, failure of memory

  2. forgetfulnessnoun


  3. forgetfulnessnoun

    negligence, inattention, carelessness, heedlessness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. forgetfulnessnoun

    amnesty, amnesia, oblivion, lethe, ecmnesia

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "forgetfulness":

    oblivion, distraction

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How to use forgetfulness in a sentence?

  1. Ted Turner:

    That's the main symptoms, and, forgetfulness.

  2. William Wordsworth:

    Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting. The soul that rises with us, our life's star, hath had elsewhere its setting, and comet from afar: not in entire forgetfulness, and not in utter nakedness, but trailing clouds of glory do we come from God, who is our home.

  3. Appianus:

    The drug that heals our sorrows forgetfulness.

  4. 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.

  5. Plato:

    For this invention of yours will produce forgetfulness in the minds of those who learn it, by causing them to neglect their memory, inasmuch as, from their confidence in writing, they will recollect by the external aid of foreign symbols, and not by the internal use of their own faculties. Your discovery, therefore, is a medicine not for memory, but for recollection-for recalling to, not for keeping in mind.

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