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Forgetful Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • failing to keep in mind; "forgetful of her responsibilities"; "oblivious old age"
  • not mindful or attentive; "while thus unmindful of his steps he stumbled"- G.B.Shaw
  • not retentive

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Forgetful'


  • Forgetful functor: In mathematics, in the area of category theory, a forgetful functor (also known as a stripping functor) 'forgets' or drops some or all of the input's

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'Forgetful' example sentence in quotations


* April is the cruellest month, breedingLilacs out of the dead land, mixingMemory out of desire, stirringDull roots with spring rain.Winter kept us warm, coveringEarth in a forgetful snow, feedingA little life with dried tubers. - T. S. Eliot

* All these souls, after they have passed away a thousand years, are summoned by the divine ones in great array, to the lethean river. . .In this way they become forgetful of the former earthlife, and re-visit the vaulted realms of the world, willing to return again into living bodies. - Virgil

* Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. - Hebrews 132 Bible


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Forgetful Sample Sentences in News


  • Forgetfulness can have multiple causes
    Worried that you’re getting more forgetful as you age? Ironically, worry itself can trigger memory slips. It might take a conversation with your doctor to pinpoint the cause of your memory lapses – especially if the change is sudden or uncharacteristic. Read more on this news related to 'Forgetful'
  • Guns, knives, even a grenade taken from flyers
    Frequent traveler Paul Dunnigan says while he knows what he is and isn't allowed to bring on a plane, even the most experienced traveler can be a little forgetful. Read more on this news related to 'Forgetful'
  • Forgetful Obama? President leaves something behind
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Anyone can relate. You get in your mode of transport -- car, boat, helicopter -- and you realize you forgot something: glasses, wallet, cell phone. Read more on this news related to 'Forgetful'

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