Definition of forgetful in English:

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Pronunciation: /fəˈɡɛtfʊl/
Pronunciation: /fəˈɡɛtf(ə)l/


Apt or likely not to remember: I’m a bit forgetful these days she was soon forgetful of the time
More example sentences
  • Now it is true that the public have increasingly short memories; unfortunately for the Tories those people who actually vote are not so forgetful.
  • I got one of these for my grandmother last year, because she is blind and forgetful and had burned the bottom out of two teakettles.
  • Of the £40 extra the forgetful taxpayer ends up with on his bill, about £29 is sheer profit for the council.
absent-minded, apt to forget, amnesic, amnesiac, vague, abstracted
informal scatterbrained, with a mind/memory like a sieve
heedless, neglectful, careless, unmindful, disregardful;



Pronunciation: /fəˈɡɛtfʊli/
Pronunciation: /fəˈɡɛtf(ə)li/
Example sentences
  • If they forgetfully don't, they risk not getting any points at all.
  • Innovative ink technology won't dry out, even when markers are forgetfully left uncapped for three days.
  • And so he behaves forgetfully and rudely, like those who forget to put the lid down or flush.

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