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forgetful

[fer-get-fuh l] /fərˈgɛt fəl/
adjective
1.
apt to forget; that forgets:
a forgetful person.
2.
heedless or neglectful (often followed by of):
to be forgetful of others.
3.
bringing on oblivion:
forgetful slumber.
Origin of forgetful
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see forget, -ful
Related forms
forgetfully, adverb
forgetfulness, noun
quasi-forgetful, adjective
quasi-forgetfully, adverb
unforgetful, adjective
unforgetfully, adverb
unforgetfulness, noun
Synonyms
1. absent-minded, inattentive, unmindful.
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Examples from the Web for unforgetful
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  • It was strange that reserved, unforgiving, and yet not unforgetful temperament of his!

    Young Tom Bowling J.C. Hutcheson
  • Orcus has heard my vow, and it is written in the book of the unforgetful Hades.

    The Last Days of Pompeii Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
  • He strolled through life, and all life was a play of which he became the easy-going but unforgetful critic.

    Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 1 Francis Marion Crawford
  • It is a place of refuge, of ineffable tranquillity, of unforgetful tenderness.

British Dictionary definitions for unforgetful

forgetful

/fəˈɡɛtfʊl/
adjective
1.
tending to forget
2.
(often postpositive) foll by of. inattentive (to) or neglectful (of)
3.
(poetic) causing loss of memory
Derived Forms
forgetfully, adverb
forgetfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unforgetful

forgetful

adj.

late 14c., from forget + -ful. Related: Forgetfully; forgetfulness.

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