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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Forgetful \For*get"ful\, adjective

1. Apt to forget; easily losing remembrance; as, a forgetful man should use helps to strengthen his memory.

2. Heedless; careless; neglectful; inattentive.

Be not forgetful to entertain strangers. --Heb. xiii. 2.

3. Causing to forget; inducing oblivion; oblivious. [Archaic or Poetic] "The forgetful wine." --J. Webster.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

forgetful

adjective

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}]


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