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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (3)

1. (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range;
- Example: "a short memory"
[syn: unretentive, forgetful, short]

2. not mindful or attentive;
- Example: "while thus unmindful of his steps he stumbled"- G.B.Shaw
[syn: unmindful, forgetful, mindless]

3. failing to keep in mind;
- Example: "forgetful of her responsibilities"
- Example: "oblivious old age"
[syn: forgetful, oblivious]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Forgetful \For*get"ful\, a. 1. Apt to forget; easily losing remembrance; as, a forgetful man should use helps to strengthen his memory. [1913 Webster] 2. Heedless; careless; neglectful; inattentive. [1913 Webster] Be not forgetful to entertain strangers. --Heb. xiii. 2. [1913 Webster] 3. Causing to forget; inducing oblivion; oblivious. [Archaic or Poetic] "The forgetful wine." --J. Webster. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

forgetful adj 1: (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range; "a short memory" [syn: unretentive, forgetful, short] [ant: long, recollective, retentive, tenacious] 2: not mindful or attentive; "while thus unmindful of his steps he stumbled"- G.B.Shaw [syn: unmindful, forgetful, mindless] [ant: aware, mindful] 3: failing to keep in mind; "forgetful of her responsibilities"; "oblivious old age" [syn: forgetful, oblivious]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

67 Moby Thesaurus words for "forgetful": Lethean, absent, absent-minded, absentminded, abstracted, airy, amnesiac, amnestic, bemused, blocked, careless, casual, converted, cursory, degage, disregardant, disregardful, distracted, dreaming, dreamy, easygoing, flippant, forgetting, free and easy, heedless, in the clouds, inattentive, inclined to forget, inconsiderate, indifferent, insouciant, lax, lazy, mindless, neglectful, negligent, oblivious, offhand, out of it, perfunctory, preoccupied, reckless, regardless, remiss, remote, repressed, respectless, slack, suppressed, tactless, thoughtless, unaccommodating, uncomplaisant, uncooperative, undiplomatic, unheedful, unheeding, unhelpful, unmindful, unobliging, unprepared, unready, unsolicitous, untactful, unthinking, unthoughtful, unwitting