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oblivious

[ uh-bliv-ee-uhs ]
/ əˈblɪv i əs /
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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.
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Origin of oblivious

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

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2. See absent-minded.

OTHER WORDS FROM oblivious

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH oblivious

oblivious , obvious
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British Dictionary definitions for oblivious

oblivious
/ (əˈblɪvɪəs) /

adjective
(foll by to or of) unaware or forgetful

Derived forms of oblivious

obliviously, adverbobliviousness, noun

usage for oblivious

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