Antonyms for obliviousness

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uh-bliv-ee-uh s
Phonetic Transcription : əˈblɪv i əs

Definition of obliviousness

Origin :
  • 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.
  • noun ignorance
  • noun escape
Example sentences :
  • Some one may say, Why then touch her in this obliviousness of her unfilled possibilities?
  • Extract from : « The American Country Girl » by Martha Foote Crow
  • She felt blank, and excluded, as though they had thrust her out into the obliviousness of the night.
  • Extract from : « Narcissus » by Evelyn Scott
  • He followed them down the walk in a sweating agony of obliviousness, and climbed into the car with carefully normal lack of haste.
  • Extract from : « Citadel » by Algirdas Jonas Budrys
  • She was calm-eyed and well-poised, and Lena hated her for the rest of her life for her obliviousness of the sordid.
  • Extract from : « Jewel Weed » by Alice Ames Winter
  • When we remember what women are, the latter instance of obliviousness appears the more probable.
  • Extract from : « Much Darker Days » by Andrew Lang (AKA A. Huge Longway)
  • In that obliviousness, he, amid the tranquil scenes of his childhood, could now indulge without danger.
  • Extract from : « History of Civilization in England, Vol. 3 of 3 » by Henry Thomas Buckle
  • They assumed their leadership, however, with that obliviousness to youth which usually characterizes old age.
  • Extract from : « The Boss and the Machine » by Samuel P. Orth
  • Egypt itself is now become the land of obliviousness, and doteth.
  • Extract from : « Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 6 » by Various

Synonyms for obliviousness

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