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Definition 1: (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where forgetful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a short memory

Synonyms for forgetful in the sense of this definition

(means also ...) not mindful or attentive

"while thus unmindful of his steps he stumbled"

Definition 2: not mindful or attentive - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where forgetful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • while thus unmindful of his steps he stumbled

Synonyms for forgetful in the sense of this definition

(forgetful is similar to ...) suffering from a partial loss of memory

(... are attributes of forgetful) the trait of staying aware of (paying close attention to) your responsibilities

Definition 3: failing to keep in mind - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where forgetful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • forgetful of her responsibilities
  • oblivious old age

Synonyms for forgetful in the sense of this definition

(forgetful is similar to ...) showing a lack of attention or care

"inattentive students" "an inattentive babysitter"

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