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 Monday night’s Emmy Awards ceremony was an unsurprising mix of boring and strange and mostly forgettable, with the occasional funny moment or moving speech. Cheri Lucas Rowlands, Longreads, 17 Sep. 2022 Low-end smartphones are usually styled to be as generic and forgettable as possible, but the N300 comes with surprisingly good looks. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 24 Oct. 2022 This is where Meet Cute loses some of its momentum and footing, creating a mostly confusing and forgettable second act. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Sep. 2022 This passion-fruit-and-guava-tinged lemonade is as summery and forgettable as a best-selling beach read. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, 26 Aug. 2022 The result is harried and forgettable—the complete opposite of Austen’s quietest, noblest heroine. David Sims, The Atlantic, 15 July 2022 Elsewhere, The Rascals’ induction was a pet project of Steven Van Zandt despite the group being not much more than a few successful, yet forgettable singles. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, 11 Jan. 2022 Bieber’s only previous postseason appearance was forgettable. Associated Press,, 7 Oct. 2022 The other characters are forgettable, just a ragtag group of clichéd, big-game hunter fodder for the werewolf to sink his teeth into. Jordan Moreau, Variety, 6 Oct. 2022 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 30 Nov. 2022.

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