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.

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Drive another day: After wowing the crowd, the paddock and the rest of the IndyCar community with their sensational qualifying runs Saturday, rookies Jordan King and Matheus Leist both endured forgettable debuts. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "IndyCar: Sebastien Bourdais goes back-to-back at St. Petersburg," 11 Mar. 2018 New Mexico State might get back to six wins but won’t make any noise with its forgettable schedule. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, "Re-ranking college football teams 1-130 following spring practice," 7 May 2018 Kendrick Lamar’s groundbreaking album To Pimp a Butterfly lost the album of the year Grammy to Taylor Swift’s forgettable collection of white-angst ditties two years after Lamar lost best new artist to Macklemore. Michael Harriot, The Root, "Atlanta, Donald Glover and the Invisibility of Black Genius," 10 Apr. 2018 The result is one of the most forgettable action films in recent memory. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom review: This nonsense has gone full Sharknado," 22 June 2018 And that’s a fashion state of mind that, at the very least, isn’t boring or forgettable. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "11 Oscars Looks That Caused a Stir," 22 Feb. 2019 But many other Johnson designs were pedestrian, jarring or forgettable. Mary Ann Gwinn, The Seattle Times, "A closer look at three National Book Critics Circle finalists," 20 Feb. 2019 The Trax, Equinox, and Traverse are bland and forgettable by comparison. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "2019 Chevy Blazer Test Drive: What Happened When GM Tried To Make the Crossover Cool," 4 Feb. 2019 American television has always, mostly, been forgettable by design. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "The 7 best TV shows of 2018," 26 Dec. 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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to speak slightingly about or to degrade

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