Synonyms for oblivious

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

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Définition of oblivious

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.
  • adj unaware, ignorant
Example sentences :
  • They quite blocked the pathway, oblivious to everything but their outraged feelings.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • The good lady, oblivious to the humorous side of her greeting, flushed in anger.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • Martin was now talking to himself, oblivious to his wife's presence, indifferent to her.
  • Extract from : « Dust » by Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • And twice he had been oblivious to that token of their maturing understanding.
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • He tried to back away from her, oblivious to the fact that by his hold on her he dragged her after him.
  • Extract from : « White Fang » by Jack London
  • But Carr was oblivious of the warning looks cast in his direction.
  • Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930 » by Various
  • The Abbe fell in love with Albine, and, oblivious of his vows, broke them.
  • Extract from : « A Zola Dictionary » by J. G. Patterson
  • The inflamed Jake was oblivious to everything but his own purpose.
  • Extract from : « The Night Riders » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • And Galusha, for that matter, seemed quite as oblivious of him.
  • Extract from : « Galusha the Magnificent » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • For some moments they groped there on hands and knees, oblivious of all else.
  • Extract from : « Captain Blood » by Rafael Sabatini

Antonyms for oblivious

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