Definition of forgetfulness in English:

forgetfulness

noun

mass noun
  • Lapse of memory.

    ‘she teased him for his forgetfulness’
    • ‘This was a time to drink the mind into oblivious forgetfulness, and to hell with the world.’
    • ‘And writing is the enemy of forgetfulness, of thoughtlessness.’
    • ‘The court considered a belief may be honestly held whether it stems from intoxication, stupidity, forgetfulness or inattention.’
    • ‘The Constitution does not mandate lenience, forgiveness or forgetfulness.’
    • ‘She had learned the hard way a long time ago that forgetfulness was considered negligence.’
    absent-mindedness, amnesia, poor memory, a lapse of memory, vagueness, abstraction
    neglect, negligence, heedlessness, carelessness, disregard
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Pronunciation

forgetfulness

/fəˈɡɛtf(ʊ)lnəs/