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synonyms for forgetfulness

  • inattention
  • Lethe
  • absentmindedness
  • abstraction
  • amnesia
  • blackout
  • blank
  • carelessness
  • dreaminess
  • fugue
  • heedlessness
  • laxness
  • limbo
  • negligence
  • nirvana
  • oblivion
  • obliviousness
  • paramnesia
  • repression
  • suppression
  • blockout
  • hypomnesia
  • lapse of memory
  • loss of memory
  • short memory
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antonyms for forgetfulness

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  • attentiveness
  • heed
  • mindfulness
  • remembering
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How to use forgetfulness in a sentence

You know that forgetfulness of everything which comes of a violent confident, reciprocated love.
CAMILLE (LA DAME AUX CAMILIAS)ALEXANDRE DUMAS, FILS
If I land a heavy stake, or break the bank, all will be well: if not, I must go where I hope to find forgetfulness.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME III (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Their consciences told them both that either wished to conceal from the other his wickedness and forgetfulness of God.
ERIC, OR LITTLE BY LITTLEFREDERIC W. FARRAR
The Star is shadowed by our thoughtless inhumanity to those who serve us and our forgetfulness of the needy.
FIFTY CONTEMPORARY ONE-ACT PLAYSVARIOUS
He looked down, his fingers closed over the slender neck of his glass that held the first golden stream back to forgetfulness.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
And perhaps nothing contributes more to hasty accusations of ingratitude than forgetfulness of this truth.
A CHARMING FELLOW, VOLUME II (OF 3)FRANCES ELEANOR TROLLOPE
The forgetfulness of self manifested in the smiting of the Egyptian shines through the whole life.
GREAT MEN AND FAMOUS WOMEN. VOL. 3 OF 8VARIOUS
But if forgetfulness on this point disqualifies a person for self enjoyment, how much more for that which is social?
THE YOUNG MAN'S GUIDEWILLIAM A. ALCOTT
He who will hereafter be so often amazed at his own forgetfulness has already forgotten.
THE CONTEMPORARY REVIEW, JANUARY 1883VARIOUS
Well, it seems that he was sore annoyed by his forgetfulness, and well he might be.
MY LADY LUDLOWELIZABETH GASKELL
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO FORGETFULNESS

  • absorption
  • abstraction
  • distraction
  • dreaminess
  • forgetfulness
  • heedlessness
  • inattention
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.