Oblivion Definition

The condition or fact of being forgotten.
Webster's New World
A forgetting or having forgotten; forgetfulness.
Webster's New World
Official overlooking of offenses; pardon.
Webster's New World

The state of being completely forgotten.


Origin of Oblivion

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin oblīviō oblīviōn- from oblīvīscī to forget lei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman oblivion (= Old French oblivion), from Latin oblÄ«viō (“forgetfulness"), from oblivisci (“to forget").

    From Wiktionary

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