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 Dictionary entry overview: What does oblivious mean? 

OBLIVIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective OBLIVIOUS has 2 senses:

1. (followed by 'to' or 'of') lacking conscious awareness of
2. failing to keep in mind

  Familiarity information: OBLIVIOUS used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

OBLIVIOUS (adjective)

Sense 1oblivious [BACK TO TOP]


(followed by 'to' or 'of') lacking conscious awareness of


oblivious; unmindful

Context examples:

oblivious of the mounting pressures for political reform / oblivious to the risks she ran / not unmindful of the heavy responsibility


incognizant; unaware ((often followed by 'of') not aware)

Sense 2oblivious [BACK TO TOP]


Failing to keep in mind


oblivious; forgetful

Context examples:

forgetful of her responsibilities / oblivious old age


inattentive (showing a lack of attention or care)

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