forgetful forgetful  /fɔr ˈɡɛt fəl/


  1. (adj) (of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range
  2. (adj) not mindful or attentive
  3. (adj) failing to keep in mind


  1. But the bad guys know that many of us are lazy or forgetful and use the same password on multiple sites.
  2. On the other hand, Schreiber's film represents a bold attempt to integrate the themes of increasingly lost memories and the forgetful, distracted modern mind.


  1. Memory Loss and Gain

    Would it not be nice to take a pill and regain that elusive memory? We are all forgetful at times and without a clue as to how to get it better. Memory improved in mice injected with a small, drug-like molecule discovered by UCSF San Francisco researchers studying how cells respond to biological stress. The same biochemical pathway the molecule acts on might one day be targeted in humans to ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Environmental News Network

  2. Family, the flag and our patriots past

    My name is John Hosbrook, and I died 215 years ago. My family has asked me to take you on a brief tour of our Patriot past. They said you might need a refresher since Twitter, TV dance shows and tough times have made you a mite forgetful.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Lebanon Daily News


  1. "It's already in statute, but any legislature could come on in subsequent years, maybe be a little bit forgetful about what's happening right now, this year, out in the Gulf of Mexico and change their minds," said Gov. Crist, "but if you give...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Charlie Crist Source:

  2. In his dissent, Justice Paul Pfeifer said, "In a simpler time, a person who forgot to renew his license or registration was given a warning.......... But now, this court would have the state treat forgetful people as hardened criminals."
    on Mar 30, 2007 By: Paul Pfeifer Source: Cincinnati Post

  3. "It was a good rebound for us, we really needed that," said Trotz. "October was a forgetful month, that's for sure."
    on Nov 24, 2007 By: Barry Trotz Source:

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