forgetfulness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forgetfulness - tendency to forget
amnesia, memory loss, blackout - partial or total loss of memory; "he has a total blackout for events of the evening"
senior moment - a momentary lapse of memory (especially in older people)
2.forgetfulness - unawareness caused by neglectful or heedless failure to remember; "his forgetfulness increased as he grew older"
obliviousness, oblivion - total forgetfulness; "he sought the great oblivion of sleep"
unawareness, unknowingness - unconsciousness resulting from lack of knowledge or attention

forgetfulness

noun absent-mindedness, oblivion, inattention, carelessness, abstraction, laxity, laxness, dreaminess, obliviousness, lapse of memory, heedlessness, woolgathering Her forgetfulness is due to advancing age.

forgetfulness

noun
Freedom from worry, care, or unpleasantness:
Translations
zapomnětlivost

forgetfulness

[fəˈgetfʊlnɪs] Nolvido m, falta f de memoria; (= absentmindedness) → despiste m; (= neglect) → descuido m

forgetfulness

[fərˈgɛtfʊlnɪs] nperte f de mémoire
a sudden moment of forgetfulness → un moment d'étourderieforget-me-not [fərˈgɛtminɒt] nmyosotis m

forgetfulness

n (= absent-mindedness)Vergesslichkeit f; (of one’s duties etc)Achtlosigkeit f, → Nachlässigkeit f(of gegenüber); in a moment of forgetfulnessin einem Augenblick geistiger Abwesenheit

forgetfulness

[fəˈgɛtfʊlnɪs] nsmemoratezza; (oblivion) → oblio

forgetfulness

n dificultad f para recordar, falta de memoria
References in classic literature ?
They could feel the hot breath of the Southern night; they could hear the long sweep of the pirogue through the glistening moonlit water, the beating of birds' wings, rising startled from among the reeds in the salt-water pools; they could see the faces of the lovers, pale, close together, rapt in oblivious forgetfulness, drifting into the unknown.
Though the arts of peace were unknown to this fatal region, its forests were alive with men; its shades and glens rang with the sounds of martial music, and the echoes of its mountains threw back the laugh, or repeated the wanton cry, of many a gallant and reckless youth, as he hurried by them, in the noontide of his spirits, to slumber in a long night of forgetfulness.
I'm really ashamed of my forgetfulness again, but I'm afraid it's partly YOUR fault for entertaining me to the exclusion of yourself.
Each time, the delay seemed to be without purpose, but rather from a forgetfulness of the purpose which had set him in motion, or as if the person's feet came involuntarily to a stand-still because the motive-power was too feeble to sustain his progress.
Ere forgetfulness altogether came over me, I had noticed that the seamen at the main and mizen mast-heads were already drowsy.
That was Sunday morning, and Monday night Jurgis came home, sober and sick, realizing that he had spent every cent the family owned, and had not bought a single instant's forgetfulness with it.
However, I had to smile at my own forgetfulness when I got nearer and read this sign on his tabard:
Catherine's face was just like the landscape - shadows and sunshine flitting over it in rapid succession; but the shadows rested longer, and the sunshine was more transient; and her poor little heart reproached itself for even that passing forgetfulness of its cares.
Wragge dropped crookedly into a chair, and beat her disorderly hands on her unsymmetrical knees, in utter forgetfulness of the captain's presence and the captain's terrible eye.
A pause of forgetfulness, and then he had even suffered, and had come back to her, dead and at peace, and yet there was no difference in him.
Indulgence in remembrance, and indulgence in forgetfulness.
They ferry over this LETHEAN Sound Both to and fro, thir sorrow to augment, And wish and struggle, as they pass, to reach The tempting stream, with one small drop to loose In sweet forgetfulness all pain and woe, All in one moment, and so neer the brink; But fate withstands, and to oppose th' attempt MEDUSA with GORGONIAN terror guards The Ford, and of it self the water flies All taste of living wight, as once it fled The lip of TANTALUS.