Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

forgetful +‎ -ness

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