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3 definitions found
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Forgetful \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.
3. Causing to forget; inducing oblivion; oblivious. [Archaic
or Poetic] "The forgetful wine." --J. Webster.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range; "a short
memory" [syn: unretentive, forgetful, short] [ant:
long, recollective, retentive, tenacious]
2: not mindful or attentive; "while thus unmindful of his steps
he stumbled"- G.B.Shaw [syn: unmindful, forgetful,
mindless] [ant: aware, mindful]
3: failing to keep in mind; "forgetful of her responsibilities";
"oblivious old age" [syn: forgetful, oblivious]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
67 Moby Thesaurus words for "forgetful":
Lethean, absent, absent-minded, absentminded, abstracted, airy,
amnesiac, amnestic, bemused, blocked, careless, casual, converted,
cursory, degage, disregardant, disregardful, distracted, dreaming,
dreamy, easygoing, flippant, forgetting, free and easy, heedless,
in the clouds, inattentive, inclined to forget, inconsiderate,
indifferent, insouciant, lax, lazy, mindless, neglectful,
negligent, oblivious, offhand, out of it, perfunctory, preoccupied,
reckless, regardless, remiss, remote, repressed, respectless,
slack, suppressed, tactless, thoughtless, unaccommodating,
uncomplaisant, uncooperative, undiplomatic, unheedful, unheeding,
unhelpful, unmindful, unobliging, unprepared, unready,
unsolicitous, untactful, unthinking, unthoughtful, unwitting
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