for·​get·​ta·​ble | \fər-ˈge-tə-bəl, fȯr-\

Definition of forgettable 

: fit or likely to be forgotten a forgettable movie

Examples of forgettable in a Sentence

It was an extremely forgettable performance.

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Growing up in the 1980s, my family’s vacation destinations were a string of forgettable places. Mike Kerrigan, WSJ, "Save the Great American Family Road Trip," 28 June 2018 Musburger says traditional sports TV and radio programming leans too heavily on debate, often loud, trivial and forgettable. Rick Maese,, "A safe bet: Legal gambling could change the way we watch, talk and experience sports," 5 July 2018 Byford, who often points out that most subway trips are successful and therefore forgettable, stood in a half-empty car and considered his position. William Finnegan, The New Yorker, "Can Andy Byford Save the Subways?," 2 July 2018 The Mariners should be able to salvage what has been a forgettable and disappointing road trip to the East Coast with a four-game series against the Baltimore Orioles — one of the worst teams baseball. Ryan Divish, The Seattle Times, "Thanks to the schedule, Mariners seem back on track after 5-3 victory in Baltimore," 25 June 2018 Most of these names are trying too hard to be flashy, but this one is bland and forgettable. 7. Michelle R. Martinelli, For The Win, "The 10 painfully awkward NASCAR race names of 2018," 6 Apr. 2018 Still, the 2017-'18 campaign was an unlucky and forgettable one for Dellavedova. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "2017-'18 Milwaukee Bucks player grades," 7 Feb. 2018 Jurado had a forgettable third inning, giving up four runs with two outs, and took the loss in the Rangers' 5-3 loss to the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. Drew Davison, star-telegram, "Four-run third spoils Jurado’s debut in Rangers loss. But it could be enough to earn him another start. | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 19 May 2018 Gausman only has his forgettable 2018 debut — six runs in four innings — weighing down his start to this season. Jon Meoli,, "Gausman pitches nine scoreless innings before Orioles fall, 2-0, to Athletics on homer in 12th," 6 May 2018

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First Known Use of forgettable

1845, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of forgettable

: likely to be forgotten : not worth remembering

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