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Synonyms for oblivion
əˈblɪv i ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oblivion, limbo(noun)

    the state of being disregarded or forgotten

    Synonyms:
    limbo, obliviousness

  2. obliviousness, oblivion(noun)

    total forgetfulness

    "he sought the great oblivion of sleep"

    Synonyms:
    limbo, obliviousness

Wiktionary

  1. oblivion(noun)

    Antonyms:
    resurrection

  2. oblivion(noun)

    Antonyms:
    resurrection

  3. oblivion(noun)

    Antonyms:
    resurrection

  4. oblivion(noun)

    Antonyms:
    resurrection

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. oblivion(n)

    Acquittal is a release from a charge, after trial, as not guilty. Pardon is a removal of penalty from one who has been adjudged guilty. Acquittal is by the decision of a court, commonly of a jury; pardon is the act of the executive. An innocent man may demand acquittal, and need not plead for pardon. Pardon supposes an offense; yet, as our laws stand, to grant a pardon is sometimes the only way to release one who has been wrongly convicted. Oblivion, from the Latin, signifies overlooking and virtually forgetting an offense, so that the offender stands before the law in all respects as if it had never been committed. Amnesty brings the same idea through the Greek. Pardon affects individuals; amnesty and oblivion are said of great numbers. Pardon is oftenest applied to the ordinary administration of law; amnesty, to national and military affairs. An amnesty is issued after war, insurrection, or rebellion; it is often granted by "an act of oblivion," and includes a full pardon of all offenders who come within its provisions. Absolution is a religious word (compare synonyms for ABSOLVE). Remission is a discharge from penalty; as, the remission of a fine.

    Synonyms:
    absolution, acquittal, amnesty, forbearance, forgiveness, mercy, pardon, pardon, remission

    Antonyms:
    penalty, punishment, retaliation, retribution, vengeance

    Preposition:
    A pardon to or for the offenders; for all offenses; the pardon of offenders or offenses.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. oblivion(n)

    Synonyms:
    forgetfulness, disremembrance

    Antonyms:
    remembrance, recollection, memory, reminiscence, commemoration, celebration

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. oblivion(n.)

    Synonyms:
    forgetfulness (oblivion refers especially to the thing forgotten)

  2. oblivion(n.)

    Synonyms:
    amnesty, general pardon

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "oblivion":

    forgetfulness, wayside, neglect, eternity

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How to use oblivion in a sentence?

  1. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Oblivion cures the old wounds.

  2. Noam Chomsky:

    Suppose that humans happen to be so constructed that they desire the opportunity for freely undertaken productive work. Suppose that they want to be free from the meddling of technocrats and commissars, bankers and tycoons, mad bombers who engage in psychological tests of will with peasants defending their homes, behavioral scientists who can't tell a pigeon from a poet, or anyone else who tries to wish freedom and dignity out of existence or beat them into oblivion.

  3. William James:

    The stream of thought flows on but most of its segments fall into the bottomless abyss of oblivion. Of some, no memory survives the instant of their passage. Of others, it is confined to a few moments, hours or days. Others, again, leave vestiges which are indestructible, and by means of which they may be recalled as long as life endures.

  4. Fred Allen:

    We are living in the machine age. For the first time in history the comedian has been compelled to supply himself with jokes and comedy material to compete with the machine. Whether he knows it or not, the comedian is on a treadmill to oblivion.

  5. Dejan Stojanovic:

    There is only as much space, only as much time, only as much desire, only as many words, only as many pages, only as much ink to accept all of us at light-speed hurrying into the Promised Land of oblivion that is waiting for us sooner or later.

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