Definition of oblivious in English:


Line breaks: ob¦livi|ous
Pronunciation: /əˈblɪvɪəs




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  • Without noticing, my mind focused on the three words that were crossed out near the center of the entry, and I closed the notebook obliviously, diverting my attention to the look on Mom's face.
  • Those on stage were the only people talking now, for the room was deathly silent except for those that recited their lines obliviously and pranced to and fro about the stage.
  • Cadona and her troop continued moving obliviously forward.


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  • There's a perverse obliviousness to the fact that we equate our national security and welfare with foreign policy that deprives others of the liberties we supposedly cherish.
  • In fact the case is a perfect illustration of an utterly commonplace phenomenon: the mainstream media's obliviousness to its own liberal bias.
  • Chen also takes photos of his daughter, whose sunny, carefree smile betrays a complete obliviousness to her father's mental state and underscores the artist's own dark perspective on the world.


late Middle English: from Latin obliviosus, from oblivio(n-) (see oblivion).

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