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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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* 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


  • Bumblebees are forgetful too
    London, Feb 27 (IANS) Much like humans, bumblebees can be 'forgetful' too, reveals a new research. Bees are very clever creatures and can remember the patterns, colours and scents of various kinds of flowers. "We discovered that the memory traces for two stimuli can merge, such that features acquired in distinct bouts of training are combined in the a Read more on this news related to 'Forgetful'
  • Baby, artificial leg, thousands of pounds and dead mice left in taxis, firm reveals
    Forgetful passenger leaves infant, false limb and haul of cash among collection of lost property found by Boro Taxis in north-east of England Read more on this news related to 'Forgetful'
  • 7 Surprising Ways To Boost Your Memory
    Feeling forgetful? Your posture and the fact that you insist on walking through doorways could be to blame. Memory is a tricky thing. Why is it hard to recall what you had for lunch yesterday, yet singing the theme song from Gilligan's Island presents no problem? The reason some things stick and others are forgotten has to do with the brain's method of ass Read more on this news related to 'Forgetful'

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