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3 definitions found
 for forgetful
From 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.
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     3. Causing to forget; inducing oblivion; oblivious. [Archaic
        or Poetic] "The forgetful wine." --J. Webster.
        [1913 Webster]

From 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]

From 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
  
  

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