Adjective "oblivious" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Not aware of or concerned about what is happening around one.
  1. 'This is also a favourite hang out for the local underage kids to smoke cigarettes out of the view of oblivious parents.'
  2. 'Blanche was oblivious as to what was taking place, but Anthony knew only too well.'
  3. 'As if I was somehow oblivious to the fact that he had to pick and dig and drill and scrape away at my tooth as it valiantly clung to my gums.'
  4. 'Meila was asleep and unconscious, oblivious to the days that had already happened.'
  5. 'Maybe I'm regularly subjected to it whilst I wind my merry oblivious way up and down the country.'
  6. 'I was not young enough to be oblivious to what was going on and not old enough to know what to do about it.'
  7. 'He was very well paid by the corporation but was apparently quite oblivious of the mess into which his company was plunging.'
  8. 'Are commuters with glazed expressions dashing hither and thither oblivious to all around them?'
  9. 'In essence, and oblivious to the purists, the economics simply don't stack up.'
  10. 'The wonder is that most of the Cabinet seems supremely oblivious - or dismissive.'


1. unmindful; unconscious; unaware (usually followed by of or to): She was oblivious of his admiration.

2. forgetful; without remembrance or memory: oblivious of my former failure.

3. Archaic. inducing forgetfulness.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be oblivious to risks."

"people can be oblivious to facts."

"people can be oblivious to everythings."

"people can be oblivious to dangers."

"yen can be oblivious to statements."

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Late Middle English: from Latin obliviosus, from oblivio(n-) (see oblivion).