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Word of the Day
Sunday, August 05, 2001

Definitions for oblivious

  1. Lacking all memory; forgetful.
  2. Lacking active conscious awareness or knowledge; unmindful.

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Citations for oblivious
Traveling to a strange, new landscape is a kind of romance. You become intensely aware of the world where you are, but also oblivious to the rest of the world at the same time. Diane Ackerman, Deep Play
She has walked for a long time, oblivious of the wind, the sun burning her, the length of her journey. Henry Bauchau, Oedipus on the Road translated by Anne-Marie Glasheen
Origin of oblivious
late Middle English
Oblivious comes from Latin obliviosus, from oblivio, from oblivisci "to forget." A related word is oblivion, "the act of forgetting, or the state of being forgotten."