Conscious meaning

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Able to feel and think; in the normal waking state.
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Accompanied by an awareness of what one is thinking, feeling, and doing; intentional.

Conscious humor.

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Aware of oneself as a thinking being; knowing what one is doing and why.
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Aware of and attaching importance to.

Status-conscious.

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Aware of one's own existence; aware of one's own awareness.

Only highly intelligent beings can be fully conscious.

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Capable of thought, will, or perception.

The development of conscious life on the planet.

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Intentionally conceived or done; deliberate.

A conscious insult; made a conscious effort to speak more clearly.

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Known to or felt by oneself.

Conscious guilt.

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Subjectively known or felt.

Conscious remorse.

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Showing awareness of or preoccupation with something. Often used in combination.

A cost-conscious approach to health care; a value-conscious shopper.

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Capable of thought, will, or perception.

The development of conscious life on the planet.

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The definition of conscious is the awareness that something is happening or is the normal state of being awake.

An example of conscious is waking up in the morning.

An example of conscious is someone coming to after passing out.

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I was conscious of a noise behind me.

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The noise woke me, but it was another few minutes before I was fully conscious.

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Subjectively known or felt.

Conscious remorse.

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Inwardly attentive or sensitive to something.

As he spoke, he became increasingly conscious of his high-pitched voice.

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In psychoanalysis, the component of waking awareness perceptible by a person at any given instant; consciousness.
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In psychoanalysis, the component of waking awareness perceptible by a person at any given instant; consciousness.
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Having a feeling or knowledge (of one's own sensations, feelings, etc. or of external things); knowing or feeling (that something is or was happening or existing); aware; cognizant.
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the conscious
  • that part of one's mental activity of which one is fully aware at any given time
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the conscious

Origin of conscious

  • From Latin cōnscius com- com- scīre to know skei- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin conscius, itself from con- (a form of com- (“together”) + scire (“to know”).

    From Wiktionary