forgetful vs mindless what difference

what is difference between forgetful and mindless

English

Alternative forms

  • forgetfull (archaic)

Etymology

From Middle English *forgetful, *forȝetful (suggested by derivative forgetfulnesse, forȝetfulnesse (forgetfulness)), equivalent to forget +‎ -ful.

Adjective

forgetful (comparative more forgetful, superlative most forgetful)

  1. Unable to remember things well; liable to forget.
  2. (mathematics) Dropping some of the input’s structure or properties before producing an output.
    a forgetful mapping; a forgetful functor

Derived terms

  • forgetfully
  • forgetfulness

Translations



English

Etymology

From Middle English myndles, myndelees, myndeles, mendlees, from Old English myndlēas, ġemyndlēas (foolish, senseless), equivalent to mind +‎ -less.

Adjective

mindless (comparative more mindless, superlative most mindless)

  1. Showing a lack of forethought or sense.
  2. Having no sensible meaning or purpose.
    An act of mindless violence.
  3. Heedless.
  4. (of a thing done) Overly repetitive and unchallenging.
  5. Lacking a mind.
    Atheism alleges that mindless scientific forces control the universe.

Antonyms

  • mindful

Derived terms

  • mindlessly
  • mindlessness

Translations

Anagrams

  • mildness

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