(followed by `to' or `of') lacking conscious awareness of
"oblivious of the mounting pressures for political reform"; "oblivious to the risks she ran"; "not unmindful of the heavy responsibility"
failing to keep in mind
"forgetful of her responsibilities"; "oblivious old age"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
As regards mental action, absorbed, abstracted, and preoccupied refer to the cause, absent or absent-minded to the effect. The man absorbed in one thing will appear absent in others. A preoccupied person may seem listless and thoughtless, but the really listless and thoughtless have not mental energy to be preoccupied. The absent-minded man is oblivious of ordinary matters, because his thoughts are elsewhere. One who is preoccupied is intensely busy in thought; one may be absent-minded either through intense concentration or simply through inattention, with fitful and aimless wandering of thought. Compare ABSTRACT.
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How to use oblivious in a sentence?
You know, people think sometimes that public health officials are oblivious to the economic considerations. Not at all -- I mean, we are very empathetic towards that, but we still have to maintain the public health measures if we're going to get our arms around this outbreak.
It is incredibly sad - I was literally two feet from this dead whale, it was both poignant and a bit eerie really - road traffic was thundering overhead on the busiest motorway in Britain and oblivious to all the people in the cars and lorries there was a 10-metre long beautiful whale floating dead beneath them.
What do I do? I am so sick of being alone. Not having someone else who can share my company. No one to go to when I’m alone or feeling down. Everyone else has had someone at one point. Felt the joy of another human’s touch. But not I. For I have yet to feel the warm embrace of the opposite sex. Still with no idea what a simple kiss is like. And yet there are others who partake in far greater bounties than I can ever imagine. Worse yet, they lack intelligence and haven’t the slightest idea what they have. They take things for granted and don’t have a care in the world. But it is all fine in the end. For there is an eternal balance to everything that happens. They may have their forbidden fruit, but it is that very thing that has poisoned their minds and made them oblivious to the truths of life. The hidden wonders that can only be learned over time. Between the two I prefer my scenario. I may miss out on wonderful bounties now, but they become available to everyone eventually. And I am very patient. Besides, by waiting just a little longer I can understand things now that will take them years to even think of. I count myself lucky. If not in society’s eye but in my eye. Because I know that in the future everything will work out for the better. Such is the way of things to always have a balance. One day I will be with that person. That one special someone to share my life and happiness with. So, what do I do? Well, I am going to wait. Not forever, but for that opportune time when I know I will be able to change everything. I will wait and endure the status quo to one day experience the balance. I have told you what I will do. Now, what will you do?
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
Elephants don't know anything about the world of ants; the peaks of mountains are oblivious of what is happening on the plains!
Translations for oblivious
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- inconscient, ignorant, oblidós, oblidadísCatalan, Valencian
- neuvědomující si, nevšímavý, nesoustředěný, nevědomýCzech
- selbstvergessen, vergesslichGerman
- inconsciente, desprevenido, olvidadizoSpanish
- بی توجهPersian
- unohtavainen, tietämätönFinnish
- inconscient, distrait, ignorant, oublieuxFrench
- ignaro, ignara, inconsapevoleItalian
- vergeetachtig, onoplettendDutch
- ovetande, glömskSwedish
- habersiz, ihmâlkâr, unutarak, ilgisiz, ihmâlci, unutkan, dikkatsizTurkish
- tỉnh bơVietnamese
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