oblivious

[ uh-bliv-ee-uh s ]
/ əˈblɪv i əs /

adjective

unmindful; unconscious; unaware (usually followed by of or to): She was oblivious of his admiration.
forgetful; without remembrance or memory: oblivious of my former failure.
Archaic. inducing forgetfulness.

Origin of oblivious

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin oblīviōsus forgetful, equivalent to oblīvī(scī) to for-get + -ōsus -ous

Related forms

Can be confused

oblivious obvious

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British Dictionary definitions for oblivious

oblivious

/ (əˈblɪvɪəs) /

adjective

(foll by to or of) unaware or forgetful

Derived Forms

obliviously, adverbobliviousness, noun

usage

It was formerly considered incorrect to use oblivious to mean unaware, but this use is now acceptable
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