oblivious Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"oblivious" in British English

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obliviousadjective

uk   us   /əˈblɪv.i.əs/
not ​conscious of something, ​especially what is ​happening around you: Absorbed in her ​work, she was ​totally oblivious of her ​surroundings. The ​mayorseems oblivious to the ​likelyeffects of the new ​legislation.
obliviously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
obliviousness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of oblivious from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"oblivious" in American English

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obliviousadjective

 us   /əˈblɪv·i·əs/
not ​aware of or not ​noticing something, esp. what is ​happening around you: She was often oblivious to the ​potentialconsequences of her ​actions.
(Definition of oblivious from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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