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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

How to pronounce oblivion?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#11158neglect
#13028eternity
#13192amnesty
#15356forgiveness
#17724pardon
#21253oblivion
#25987remission
#28946limbo
#33750wayside
#50293forbearance
#52432acquittal
#57038absolution
#63328forgetfulness
#260976obliviousness

How to use oblivion in a sentence?

  1. Antoine de Rivarol:

    Oblivion is the rule and fame the exception, of humanity.

  2. Thabiso Monkoe:

    Each and every generation must discover its own mission or drown into the well of oblivion

  3. Mark Twain:

    Fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; the only earthly certainty is oblivion.

  4. State John Kerry:

    You can't bomb knowledge into oblivion unless you kill everybody. You can't bomb it away, the question is, can you provide an adequate level ... of intrusive inspections, structured tough requirements, limitations, all the insights necessary to be able to know to a certainty that a program is peaceful.

  5. Joseph Brodsky:

    If a poet has any obligation toward society, it is to write well. Being in the minority, he has no other choice. Failing this duty, he sinks into oblivion. Society, on the other hand, has no obligation toward the poet. A majority by definition, society thinks of itself as having other options than reading verses, no matter how well written. Its failure to do so results in its sinking to that level of locution at which society falls easy prey to a demagogue or a tyrant. This is society's own equivalent of oblivion.


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