- obliterative bronchitis,
Origin of oblivious
Examples from the Web for obliviousness
Nolte's Breitbart report on Dunham's "Barry" reeks of obliviousness.
He followed them down the walk in a sweating agony of obliviousness, and climbed into the car with carefully normal lack of haste.Citadel|Algirdas Jonas Budrys
She felt blank, and excluded, as though they had thrust her out into the obliviousness of the night.Narcissus|Evelyn Scott
When we remember what women are, the latter instance of obliviousness appears the more probable.Much Darker Days|Andrew Lang (AKA A. Huge Longway)
They assumed their leadership, however, with that obliviousness to youth which usually characterizes old age.The Boss and the Machine|Samuel P. Orth
In that obliviousness, he, amid the tranquil scenes of his childhood, could now indulge without danger.History of Civilization in England, Vol. 3 of 3|Henry Thomas Buckle
mid-15c., from Latin obliviosus "forgetful, that easily forgets; producing forgetfulness," from oblivion (see oblivion). Meaning "unaware, unconscious (of something)" is from 1862, formerly regarded as erroneous, this is now the general meaning and the word has lost its original sense of "no longer aware or mindful." Properly should be used with to, not of. Related: Obliviously; obliviousness.