Definition of oblivious adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈblɪviəs//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈblɪviəs//
[not usually before noun]
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not aware of something oblivious (of something) He drove off, oblivious of the damage he had caused. oblivious (to something) You eventually become oblivious to the noise. The couple seemed oblivious to what was going on around them. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin obliviosus, from oblivio(n-), from oblivisci ‘forget’.Extra examples He seemed oblivious to the fact that his wife was on the edge of a nervous breakdown. His own arrogance made him oblivious to the criticisms of others. Karen appeared oblivious to the uproar. She seemed almost oblivious to the crowds of reporters. oblivious of the stares of the whole town He drove off, oblivious to the damage he had caused. He was totally oblivious of her feelings. Lydia seemed oblivious, lost in her own thoughts. They crept across the courtyard, oblivious of being watched. This government is totally oblivious to the need for international cooperation.
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