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forgetful

adjective

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inclined to forget what one has learned or to do what one should
  • we become more forgetful as we get older

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The first known use of forgetful was in the 14th century

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“Forgetful.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/forgetful. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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