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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American television has always, mostly, been forgettable by design. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "The 7 best TV shows of 2018," 26 Dec. 2018 Deep down, however, beneath the trappings of food, family and often-forgettable football games, Thanksgiving is really a management story. Sam Walker, WSJ, "The Plymouth Colony and the Business Case for Gratitude," 25 Nov. 2018 Series like Guardians of the Galaxy were largely forgettable, but there were plenty of highlights. Andrew Webster, The Verge, "How The Walking Dead studio changed video game storytelling for the better," 24 Sep. 2018 In two years, Snap managed to go from unstoppable to forgettable – and no amount of Evan Spiegel trash talking his rivals will bring Snap back to its heyday. Ashley Carman, The Verge, "The Verge 2018 tech report card: Snap," 27 Dec. 2018 The 66-acre park transformed a forgettable section of land overlooking the Arkansas River into a whimsical dreamscape with countless things to do. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Stunning $465M park set to transform Tulsa’s riverfront," 30 Aug. 2018 Courtesy Leading Hotels of the World Some hotel stays are utterly forgettable—decent food, standard sheets, middle-of-the-road location. Betsy Blumenthal, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Hotels in the World: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 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

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First Known Use of forgettable

1845, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of forgettable was in 1845

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English Language Learners Definition of forgettable

: likely to be forgotten : not worth remembering

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