adjective \ə-ˈbli-vē-əs\

: not conscious or aware of someone or something

Full Definition of OBLIVIOUS

:  lacking remembrance, memory, or mindful attention
:  lacking active conscious knowledge or awareness —usually used with of or to
obliv·i·ous·ly adverb
obliv·i·ous·ness noun

Examples of OBLIVIOUS

  1. <the out-of-state motorist claimed to be oblivious of the local speed limit, even though the signs must have been hard to miss>
  2. They were pushing and shouting and oblivious to anyone not in their group. —P. J. O'Rourke, Rolling Stone, 14 Nov. 1996


(see oblivion)
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with OBLIVIOUS


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