obliviousness


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o·bliv·i·ous

 (ə-blĭv′ē-əs)
adj.
1. Lacking conscious awareness; unmindful: oblivious to her surroundings; oblivious of the criticism against him.
2. Archaic Lacking all memory; forgetful.

o·bliv′i·ous·ly adv.
o·bliv′i·ous·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.obliviousness - total forgetfulness; "he sought the great oblivion of sleep"
forgetfulness - unawareness caused by neglectful or heedless failure to remember; "his forgetfulness increased as he grew older"

obliviousness

noun
1. The condition of being uninformed or unaware:
2. Freedom from worry, care, or unpleasantness:
Translations

obliviousness

n because of his obliviousness to the danger he was inweil er sich (dat)nicht der Gefahr bewusst war, in der er schwebte; a state of blissful obliviousness to the worldein Zustand mseliger Weltvergessenheit
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At times, when he put his arm around her waist, Mary promptly disengaged it; and at other times, with elaborate obliviousness that deceived no one, she allowed it to remain.
When Karachi needs the attention of the provincial government the most, PPP's obliviousness to the issue is astonishing.
A major hurdle is societal incognizance and obliviousness of our disdainful attitude towards the problem and the resultant suffering of the victims.
She exhibited the same obliviousness in December when she strongly advocated Charter change to replace the presidential with a federal form of government despite pushback from a number of senators, the opposition and even her own allies in the House.
Her seeming obliviousness to the inherent peril of this situation was hammered home by alarmingly replacing the image of the mat with a steel-jawed man trap.
Sometimes they just don't know they're making such a racket -- or possibly they don't think anyone cares -- and a gentle reminder of our mutual humanity makes for a much more harmonious bus ride than seething resentment and isolating obliviousness. It's scary to do sometimes, but it also feels much more human and connecting.
Do we want to remember our anxiety while waiting to board a plane or the obliviousness of the person behind us tapping a carry-on against our leg?
The inherent hilarity of the event was not only the satire of copying the gaudy debauchery of Indian others but also that the satirisers were those who are unlikely to note obliviousness of a similar sort among their own.
Responding to Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri's speech at the Arab Private Sector Forum, Berri said: "All the regret not for the absence of the Libyan delegation, but for the obliviousness of the Lebanese delegation of the main abuse lasting for more than four decades against Lebanon, all of Lebanon."
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Steel Line Pipe Industry (PSLPI) Khalid Jahangir Butt has said the industry is heading towards complete annihilation owing to government negligence and obliviousness and on the other hand finance minister Asad Umar is showing apathy in hearing our complaints.
class="MsoNormalI however like to maintain a certain degree of obliviousness when it comes to my meat.
Yet, as I warned in January, "the global mood [had] shifted from fear about political risks to obliviousness, even though many such risks still loom large." Moreover, while my preferred global indicators were all looking up, I worried about whether that would continue after the first half of 2018, given foreseeable complications such as monetary-policy tightening across advanced economies, especially in the US.