(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.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
How to use oblivious in a sentence?
There is no way to be completely happy without being oblivious to the world around you.
I got away from the guy, but was extremely upset at how oblivious I had been to this possibility.
The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude. It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
Ivanka Trump, who works at the White House, chose to post the second most oblivious tweet we’ve seen this week.
Translations for oblivious
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- inconscient, ignorant, oblidós, oblidadísCatalan, Valencian
- neuvědomující si, nevšímavý, nesoustředěný, nevědomýCzech
- selbstvergessen, vergesslichGerman
- inconsciente, desprevenido, olvidadizoSpanish
- 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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