- The definition of unconscious is lacking awareness or done without realizing, or it is knocked-out, sleeping or comatose.
- When you make a gesture automatically without thinking about it, this is an example of an unconscious gesture.
- When you are hit on the head and you pass out, this is an example of a time when you are unconscious.
A woman assists an unconscious man.
unconscious definition by Webster's New World
- not endowed with consciousness; mindless
- temporarily deprived of consciousness: unconscious from a blow on the head
- not aware (of): unconscious of his mistake
- not known, realized, or intended; not done, said, etc. on purpose: an unconscious habit, unconscious humor
- not aware of one's own existence; not conscious of self
- having to do with those of one's mental processes that one is unable to bring into one's consciousness
unconscious definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Lacking awareness and the capacity for sensory perception; not conscious.
- Temporarily lacking consciousness.
- Occurring in the absence of conscious awareness or thought: unconscious resentment; unconscious fears.
- Without conscious control; involuntary or unintended: an unconscious mannerism.
- un·conˈscious·ly adverb
- un·conˈscious·ness noun
unconscious - Cultural Definition
The part of the psyche lying far below consciousness and not easily raised into consciousness. In Freudian psychology, the unconscious cannot be directly observed with the conscious mind, but it has its own processes and deeply affects conscious thought.
unconscious - Medical Definition
- Of or in a state of unconsciousness; not conscious.
- Occurring in the absence of conscious awareness or thought, as an emotion or motive.
- Without conscious control; involuntary or unintended.
- unconsciously adverb
unconscious - Phrases/Idioms