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Meaning of OBLIVIOUS

Pronunciation:  u'bliveeus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  failing to keep in mind; "forgetful of her responsibilities"; "oblivious old age"
 

OBLIVIOUS is a 9 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: forgetful, inattentive
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ob*liv"i*ous\, a. [L. obliviosus: cf.F. oblivieux.]
1. Promoting oblivion; causing forgetfulness. ``The oblivious
   pool.'' --Milton.

         She lay in deep, oblivious slumber.   --Longfellow.

2. Evincing oblivion; forgetful.

         Through are both weak in body and oblivious.
                                               --Latimer.
   -- {Obliv"i*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Ob*liv"i*ous*ness}, n.
   --Foxe.

 
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