AskDefine | Define oblivion

Dictionary Definition

oblivion

Noun

1 the state of being disregarded or forgotten [syn: limbo]
2 total forgetfulness; "he sought the great oblivion of sleep" [syn: obliviousness]

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English

Etymology

From etyl xno oblivion ( = oblivion), from oblivio.

Pronunciation

/ə'blɪvɪən/

Noun

  1. The state of forgetfulness or distraction.
  2. The state of being completely forgotten.

Translations

a state of forgetfulness or distraction
state of being completely forgotten

Extensive Definition

The word oblivion means the state of complete unawareness, unconsciousness, or forgetfulness; or the state of being completely forgotten (the opposite of celebrity or fame). Oblivion may also refer to:

Music

oblivion in German: Oblivion
oblivion in French: Oblivion
oblivion in Japanese: Oblivion

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