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OBLIVIOUS

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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]

Meaning:

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

Synonyms:

oblivious; unmindful

Context examples:

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

Similar:

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


Sense 2oblivious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Failing to keep in mind

Synonyms:

oblivious; forgetful

Context examples:

forgetful of her responsibilities / oblivious old age

Similar:

inattentive (showing a lack of attention or care)


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