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for·get·ful

 (fər-gĕt′fəl, fôr-)
adj.
1. Tending or likely to forget.
2. Marked by neglectful or heedless failure to remember: forgetful of one's responsibilities.
3. Causing one to be unable to remember.

for·get′ful·ly adv.
for·get′ful·ness n.

forgetful

(fəˈɡɛtfʊl)
adj
1. tending to forget
2. (foll by: of) inattentive (to) or neglectful (of)
3. poetic causing loss of memory
forˈgetfully adv
forˈgetfulness n

for•get•ful

(fərˈgɛt fəl)

adj.
1. apt to forget; absent-minded.
2. heedless; neglectful (often fol. by of): forgetful of others.
3. bringing on oblivion: forgetful slumber.
[1350–1400; Middle English foryetful, foryetul, Old English forgietul]
for•get′ful•ly, adv.
for•get′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.forgetful - (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range; "a short memory"
unmindful, forgetful, mindless - not mindful or attentive; "while thus unmindful of his steps he stumbled"- G.B.Shaw
2.forgetful - not mindful or attentiveforgetful - not mindful or attentive; "while thus unmindful of his steps he stumbled"- G.B.Shaw
3.forgetful - failing to keep in mind; "forgetful of her responsibilities"; "oblivious old age"
inattentive - showing a lack of attention or care; "inattentive students"; "an inattentive babysitter"

forgetful

adjective absent-minded, vague, careless, neglectful, oblivious, lax, negligent, dreamy, slapdash, heedless, slipshod, inattentive, unmindful, apt to forget, having a memory like a sieve My mother has become very forgetful recently.
careful, attentive, mindful, retentive, unforgetting, unforgetful

forgetful

adjective
1. Unable to remember:
2. Showing no concern, attention, or regard:
Translations
كَثير النِسْيان
zapomnětlivý
glemsom
gleyminn
zábudlivý
pozabljiv

forgetful

[fəˈgetfʊl] ADJ (= lacking memory) → olvidadizo; (= absent-minded) → despistado; (= neglectful) (of one's duties etc) → descuidado
he's terribly forgetfules tremendamente despistado, tiene una memoria pésima
forgetful of all elseolvidando todo lo demás, sin hacer caso de todo lo demás

forgetful

[fərˈgɛtfʊl] adjdistrait(e), étourdi(e)
forgetful of → oublieux/euse de

forgetful

adj (= absent-minded)vergesslich; (of one’s duties etc)achtlos, nachlässig (of gegenüber)

forgetful

[fəˈgɛtfʊl] adj (absent-minded) → distratto/a, di poca memoria
forgetful of → dimentico/a di
it was very forgetful of me not to ... → è stata una grande dimenticanza quella di non...

forget

(fəˈget) past tense forgot (fəˈgot) : past participle forgotten (fəˈgotn) verb
1. to fail to remember. He has forgotten my name.
2. to leave behind accidentally. She has forgotten her handbag.
3. to lose control of (oneself), act in an undignified manner. She forgot herself and criticized her boss during the company party.
forˈgetful adjective
often forgetting. She is a very forgetful person.
forˈgetfully adverb

forgetful

a. olvidadizo-a; negligente.

forgetful

adj olvidadizo
References in classic literature ?
All the little duties were faithfully done each day, and many of her sisters' also, for they were forgetful, and the house seemed like a clock whose pendulum was gone a-visiting.
The building was on Duane Street, just off Main Street, and had been used for years as a law office by the old man, who had become too feeble and forgetful for the practice of his profession but did not realize his inefficiency.
Forgetful of everything but the impulses of his hot blood, Duncan leveled his pistol and fired.
the watch has at last ceased to tick; for the Judge's forgetful fingers neglected to wind it up, as usual, at ten o'clock, being half an hour or so before his ordinary bedtime,--and it has run down, for the first time in five years.
I vainly reminded him of his protracted abstinence from food: if he stirred to touch anything in compliance with my entreaties, if he stretched his hand out to get a piece of bread, his fingers clenched before they reached it, and remained on the table, forgetful of their aim.
I have pictured my daughter, to myself, as perfectly forgetful of me --rather, altogether ignorant of me, and unconscious of me.
She was so devoted, she had such a quick perception of what it would be well to say, and what it would be well to leave unsaid; she was so forgetful of herself, and so regardful of the sorrow about her, that I held her in a sort of veneration.
Let such bethink them, if the sleepy drench Of that forgetful Lake benumme not still, That in our proper motion we ascend Up to our native seat: descent and fall To us is adverse.
Then all of a sudden he fell into a deep sleep, and forgetful of his dangerous position, he slumbered sweetly.
The most forgetful squirrel in the wood was called Silvertail.
He had not been forgetful of "Visible Speech" all this while, but had been making experiments with two remarkable machines--the phonautograph and the manometric capsule, by means of which the vibrations of sound were made plainly visible.
Yesterday I learned that, forgetful of his pledge to me, he was about to marry another, and that he was to go this morning to plight his troth, intelligence which overwhelmed and exasperated me; my father not being at home I was able to adopt this costume you see, and urging my horse to speed I overtook Don Vicente about a league from this, and without waiting to utter reproaches or hear excuses I fired this musket at him, and these two pistols besides, and to the best of my belief I must have lodged more than two bullets in his body, opening doors to let my honour go free, enveloped in his blood.