Obliviousness

oblivious

[uh-bliv-ee-uhs]
adjective
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.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin oblīviōsus forgetful, equivalent to oblīvī(scī) to for-get + -ōsus -ous

obliviously, adverb
obliviousness, noun
self-oblivious, adjective
semioblivious, adjective
semiobliviously, adverb
semiobliviousness, noun
unoblivious, adjective
unobliviously, adverb
unobliviousness, noun

oblivious, obvious.


2. See absent-minded.
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oblivious (əˈblɪvɪəs)
 
adj (foll by to or of)
unaware or forgetful
 
usage  It was formerly considered incorrect to use oblivious to mean unaware, but this use is now acceptable
 
ob'liviously
 
adv
 
ob'liviousness
 
n

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oblivious
mid-15c., from L. obliviosus "forgetful, producing forgetfulness," from oblivionem (see oblivion). Meaning "unaware, unconscious (of something)" is from 1862, formerly regarded as erroneous, this is now the general meaning and the word has lost its original sense of "no
longer aware or mindful." Properly should be used with to, not of.
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