Main meanings of self-forgetting in English

: self-forgetting1self-forgetting2

self-forgetting1

Pronunciation /ˌsɛl(f)fəˈɡɛtɪŋ/

noun

  • The action, process, or fact of forgetting oneself, or one's own importance, welfare, needs, etc.; an instance of this.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Shepard (1605–1649), minister in America. From self- + forgetting.

Main meanings of self-forgetting in English

: self-forgetting1self-forgetting2

self-forgetting2

Pronunciation /ˌsɛl(f)fəˈɡɛtɪŋ/

adjective

  • That does not think of oneself or one's own needs, welfare, etc.; self-forgetful.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Richard Brathwait (?1588–1673), poet and writer. From self- + forget + -ing.