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