for·​get·​ta·​ble | \ fər-ˈge-tə-bəl How to pronounce forgettable (audio) , 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.
Recent Examples on the Web Following a forgettable junior season in 2018, the LSU quarterback was considered to be at best a fifth-round pick. Paul Daugherty,, "Doc's TML: Jury's still out on Ohio State football's Chase Young as we get more answers," 12 Nov. 2019 Similarly, Kovacic endured a forgettable maiden season in the Premier League., "How Jorginho & Mateo Kovacic Have Proved Their Doubters Wrong This Season," 1 Nov. 2019 Until this week, Michigan's season was trending toward forgettable. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan football looks like a completely different team. What changed?," 28 Oct. 2019 And having the marching band be able to lay down some great tracks made often-forgettable football games much more enjoyable. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "‘I’m not a bike zealot, but…’: The best comments this week on," 9 Aug. 2019 Sunday's lopsided loss to the San Francisco 49ers at Paul Brown Stadium was forgettable, to say the least. Adam Baum,, "Cincinnati Bengals offensive line issues amplified with injuries in lopsided loss to 49ers," 16 Sep. 2019 The Colts' running game, once soft and forgettable, exerted its will in a manner that was positively Titanian. Scott Horner, Indianapolis Star, "NFL Week 2 picks: Colts vs. Titans is a tossup," 12 Sep. 2019 Saturday evening, during a slate of otherwise forgettable NFL preseason games, word began circulating that Andrew Luck, the Pro Bowl quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, was retiring, just two weeks ahead of the 2019 regular season. Robert O'connell, The Atlantic, "Andrew Luck Chooses Himself Over the NFL," 26 Aug. 2019 The presence of cameras at public events transformed mundane and forgettable occasions into moments in a chronicle of national struggle. Richard Vokes, Quartz Africa, "A recently discovered trove of photos shows life in Uganda during Idi Amin’s troubled reign," 30 June 2019

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First Known Use of forgettable

1845, in the meaning defined above

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5 Dec 2019

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“Forgettable.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of forgettable

: likely to be forgotten : not worth remembering

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