Oblivious is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of oblivious, followed by 39 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(adjective) - (followed by `to' or `of') lacking conscious awareness of
EXAMPLES - Oblivious in a Sentence
- Still, many of us remain oblivious to the calamity. (source)
- North America are so "oblivious" to what is going on. (source)
- Frequently, employers are "oblivious" to these feelings. (source)
- I think young people today are kind of oblivious to all of this. (source)
- Mr. HOFFMAN: We've been kind of oblivious to what's been going on out there. (source)
- He is good at his job, though he can be kind of oblivious to some things at times. (source)
- "oblivious", which reached #8 on the Oricon (equivalent to Billboard) weekly chart. (source)
- He said the crew was "oblivious" at times and there was a deterioration in discipline. (source)
- Kelis has admitted that she was "oblivious" to comparisons between her track 'Li'l Star' and (source)
- I didn't know most of the actors, but I'm kind of oblivious, anyway, so it didn't really matter. (source)
- My friend here, he gestures to the kid beside him who grins behind sunglasses oblivious, is a Bedouin. (source)
- When did Americans become so complacent that we remain oblivious to our severely limited number of lifeboats? (source)
- "He just wants people to know the Seattle police stole his apartment, and he's kind of oblivious to all this attention." (source)
- She says she was "oblivious" to apartheid South Africa and what the rugby match meant to the dream of a "new South Africa". (source)
- He said that top BP officials directly in charge of the drilling were "oblivious" to what was happening on the Deepwater Horizon rig. (source)
- As long as he is limited to the "tunnel vision" of an involved character, he must remain oblivious to the proximity of the flowing water: (source)
- I am no more "oblivious" than Mr. Munz of the argument that "the consequences of one event are at the same time always the origins of another." (source)
- Welcome to the resistance I wish to offer an potential answer to a question of why people in North America are so "oblivious" to what is going on. (source)
- A Ten spokeswoman said this morning that Zalm was "oblivious" to the outpouring, but was refusing requests for comment or interview on the subject. (source)
- It's the moms who are kind of oblivious to the way their children are behaving and how they're interrupting the meal for other people in the restaurant. (source)
- This kind of vitriol goes beyond "oblivious" however and represents the vision of a woman who has taken much more than our military families for granted. (source)
- Make it obvious enough, and even the relatively unobservant (let us not say "oblivious") may even know without thinking where a nearby recycling container is. (source)
- While it is currently popular to attack BP and it's corporate culture, Americans must accept some blame for being "oblivious" to a dangerous and destructive mindset. (source)
- It's whenever just her family is around (I have 3 siblings, at least 2 are in agreement on this, and the third is kind of oblivious and very babied.) that she's like that. (source)
- She suggested the writer was "oblivious" to measures already being taken to reduce the numbers of abortions, like the "many more" pregnancy help centers in operation than abortion clinics. (source)
- "I'm particularly concerned that the United States seems oblivious to this fact when it asserts an ever-expanding entitlement for itself to target individuals across the globe," said Alston. (source)
- The luckiest thing that could happen to the Dean campaign is that its opponents remain oblivious to recent digital history and keep focusing on analog analogies to McGovern and Goldwater instead. (source)
- We believe he, either, is turning his Nelson's eye to the scientific reports, or, is plain oblivious of Peter Bergen's cogent and coherent articulation of the demerits of EITs as image destroyers for the US. (source)
- While urging support to one group and opposition to another, neoconservative pundits remain oblivious to the connection of the various ideological groups to the larger population in Muslim societies and to one another. (source)
- Earlier on, I'd been reading a novel while people were browsing, but I am the kind of oblivious reader that people had to demand my attention several times before I looked up and realized that they'd been talking to me. (source)
- Greenstein spoke about having talked previously with Hellmuth about the scandals at UB, and used the word "oblivious" to describe the Poker Brat's reactions to suggestions that the problems might negatively affect his image. (source)
- UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The one woman was trying to take a picture, and there were people walking by right by the shoreline that were kind of oblivious that didn't realize what was going on, I guess, because he hadn't stood up yet. (source)
- It was a whole lot less about Manny being "oblivious" to the opposition backing up the play, and a lot more about Mark Reynolds making a terrible throw which skipped past first, and Manny initially thinking he might be able to get to second. (source)
- The other day though, I was in a rush because I'd left my house late because I was doing something very important (reading facebook probably) and I really was kind of oblivious to the worlds goings on when I was stopped by a girl who wanted to talk to me about the Book of Mormon. (source)
- And once you have The General (you do own The General, don't you?), then you need Steamboat Bill Jr., another silent comedy extravaganza with one of the most famous sequences in film: the shot where the front of a house collapses around Keaton and he walks away seemingly oblivious. (source)
- Diane Keng, an 18-year-old high school senior at Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, Calif., who runs a start-up called MyWeboo that helps users manage their data on social media, said most teenagers and college students are "oblivious" to what she sees as a steady erosion of online privacy. (source)
- Interestingly, Novak himself seems as irked and frustrated at President Bush's inability to grasp this reality in the wake of the party's 2006 drubbing as the GOP rank and file almost certainly are; he scolds Bush as being "oblivious" to the lessons of 2006 and suggests he's spent too much time listening to "fawning campaign contributors." (source)
- Oh, how I longed then for the dear soothings of maternal Nature, as my wounded heart was still further stung by the roar of heartless merriment from the public-house, by the sight of the drunkard reeling home, having lost the memory of what he would find there in oblivious debauch, and by the more appalling salutations of those melancholy beings to whom the name of home was a mockery. (source)
- Green takes most of his own opinions from much better articles by Paul Craig Roberts, Stephen Lendman (whose name he misspells), and savvy writers at wsws. org like Bill van Auken (who will cringe, I'm sure, to see Green refer to him and his colleagues as "fellow socialists", but chastises Zunes for being "oblivious" to a study sponsored by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund that he (Green) admits is "flawed and fallible and incomplete"! (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 39 example sentences provided below is 54.0, which suggests that "oblivious" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 43 synonyms for oblivious.
absent, absentminded, absorbed, abstracted, amnesic, blind, blundering, careless, deaf, disregardful, distracted, dreamy, forgetful, forgetting, gone, heedless, inattentive, incognizant, inconversant, insensible, neglectful, negligent, not all there, out to lunch, overlooking, preoccupied, regardless, spacey, strung out, unacquainted, unconcerned, unconscious, undiscerning, unfamiliar, uninformed, uninstructed, unknowing, unmindful, unnoticing, unobservant, unrecognizing, unwitting, zonked
We have 7 antonyms for oblivious.
attentive, aware, concerned, conscious, mindful, sensitive, understanding
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of oblivious from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (adjective) Lacking all memory; forgetful.
- (adjective) Lacking conscious awareness; unmindful.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (adjective) Lacking awareness; unmindful.
- (adjective) Failing to remember; forgetful.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Promoting oblivion; causing forgetfulness.
- (adjective) Evincing oblivion; forgetful.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Forgetful; disposed to forget.
- (None) Causing forgetfulness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) (followed by `to' or `of') lacking conscious awareness of
- (adjective) failing to keep in mind