forgetfulness

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English forgetfulnes, forgetfulnesse, forȝetfulnesse, equivalent to forgetful +‎ -ness.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fəˈɡɛtfʊlnɪs/

NounEdit

forgetfulness (usually uncountable, plural forgetfulnesses)

  1. The quality of being forgetful; proneness to let slip from the mind.
  2. Loss of remembrance or recollection; a ceasing to remember; oblivion.
  3. Failure to bear in mind; careless omission; inattention.
    forgetfulness of duty

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