Definition of Oblivious

1. Adjective. (followed by 'to' or 'of') lacking conscious awareness of. "Not unmindful of the heavy responsibility"

Exact synonyms: Unmindful
Similar to: Incognizant, Unaware
Derivative terms: Obliviousness, Unmindfulness



2. Adjective. Failing to keep in mind. "Oblivious old age"
Exact synonyms: Forgetful
Similar to: Inattentive
Derivative terms: Forgetfulness, Oblivion, Obliviousness

Definition of Oblivious

1. a. Promoting oblivion; causing forgetfulness.

Definition of Oblivious

1. Adjective. (usually with to or of) Lacking awareness; unmindful. ¹

2. Adjective. Failing to remember; forgetful. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Oblivious

1. [adj]

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Literary usage of Oblivious

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"oblivious is derived ultimately from the Latin verb oblivisci, ... The sense of oblivious to which the critics objected was “not conscious or aware,” which ..."

2. The Æneid of Virgil by Virgil (1910)
"But if there be Some just and not oblivious power on high, Who heeds when lovers plight unequal vow, To that god first her supplications rise. ..."

3. Photography as a Fine Art: The Achievements and Possibilities of by Charles Henry Caffin (1901)
"By Clarence H. White 'SELF-oblivious" A print that gives increasing satisfaction is Self-oblivious. In view of the simple elegance of the apartment (simplex ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The civil authority was unequal to the former responsibilities it assumed, and was soon oblivious of its obligations. The public offices, however, ..."

5. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow (2006)
""Sure," Brett said, oblivious to the fact that the invitation hadn't really been directed at him. "I'd like that. ..."

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