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 (fər-gĕt′fəl, fôr-)
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.
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Adv.1.forgetfully - in a forgetful manner; "she is getting old and acts forgetfully"
مُتناسِيا، بِنِسْيان
gleymskulega, gálaust


(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
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The Tory leader has the strategic brain of a goldfish swimming forgetfully around a bowl.
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Pimples is at first wounded when Juan forgetfully uses the nickname he hates, but forgives him when he starts calling him Kit again.
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That involved eliminating the old speakers, which patrons used to clip to the windows of their cars and often forgetfully drove off with, usually breaking both the speakers and the windows.