forgetful vs oblivious what difference

what is difference between forgetful and oblivious

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 oblivious, from Latin obliviosus (forgetful, oblivious).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /əˈblɪv.i.əs/, /əˈblɪ.vi.əs/

Adjective

oblivious (comparative more oblivious, superlative most oblivious)

  1. (usually followed by to or of) Lacking awareness; unmindful; unaware, unconscious of.
  2. Failing to remember; forgetful.

Derived terms

  • obliviously
  • obliviousness

Related terms

  • oblivion
  • oblivious transfer

Translations


Middle English

Alternative forms

  • oblyvyous, oblivyows

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin obliviosus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɔbˈlivius/, /ɔbˈliːvius/

Adjective

oblivious

  1. (Late Middle English, rare) forgetful

Related terms

  • oblivion

Descendants

  • English: oblivious

References

  • “oblīviǒus, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

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