Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being forgetful; prononess to let slip from the mind.
  • n. Loss of remembrance or recollection; a ceasing to remember; oblivion.
  • n. Failure to bear in mind; careless omission; inattention.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character or state of being forgetful; proneness to let past experience and knowledge slip from the mind.
  • n. The state of having passed from remembrance or recollection; the fact of having ceased to be remembered; oblivion.
  • n. Neglect; negligence; careless omission; inattention.
  • n. Synonyms Obliviousness, etc. See oblivion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. unawareness caused by neglectful or heedless failure to remember
  • n. tendency to forget

Etymologies

forgetful +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

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