for·​get·​ta·​ble fər-ˈge-tə-bəl How to pronounce forgettable (audio)
: fit or likely to be forgotten
a forgettable movie

Example Sentences

It was an extremely forgettable performance.
Recent Examples on the Web Still, to say this season has been anything but forgettable would be disingenuous. Creg Stephenson |, al, 17 May 2023 Often, France enters dreary and forgettable love songs. Louis Staples, Rolling Stone, 14 May 2023 The Sportage's on-road demeanor is agreeable but ultimately fairly forgettable, meaning driving enthusiasts will pine for something more engaging such as the Honda CR-V or the Mazda CX-5. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, 5 May 2023 As doctors and policymakers fought to end the COVID-19 pandemic, many Michigan parents turned frequently forgettable and often-monotonous school board meetings into political spectacles. Dave Boucher, Detroit Free Press, 28 Feb. 2023 And as videogamedunky argued before, everything about Ratchet & Clank is a blast in the moment and forgettable one day later. Brady Gerber, Vulture, 5 Feb. 2023 Based on the first half of the 10-episode season, however, that message is too often muffled by a surplus of mostly forgettable music, overly long episodes, and lukewarm central love stories. Kristen Baldwin,, 30 Mar. 2023 Sure, the teams occasionally ran out of legitimate star power — the late 1970s, for instance, were largely forgettable for both franchises. Ann Killion, San Francisco Chronicle, 29 Mar. 2023 Christened Coral Ocean and Galaxy, respectively, the former was considered something of an artifact while the latter, though well-built, was completely forgettable. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, 18 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of forgettable was in 1845

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“Forgettable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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