Meaning of conscious


Conscious is an adjective that simply means alert and awake. If you fall from a tree and smack your head on the side of the wheelbarrow, there’s a good chance you won’t be conscious afterward.

Conscious is a Latin word whose original meaning was “knowing” or “aware.” So a conscious person has an awareness of her environment and her own existence and thoughts. If you’re “self-conscious,” you’re overly aware and even embarrassed by how you think you look or act. But that sounds better than being unconscious, or totally unaware and out of it.

Definitions of conscious
  1. adjective

    knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts

    conscious during the operation”
    conscious of his faults”
    conscious that he was being followed”


    not in a state of sleep; completely conscious
    aware, cognisant, cognizant

    (sometimes followed by `of’) having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception
    self-aware, self-conscious

    aware of yourself as an individual or of your own being and actions and thoughts

    partially conscious; not completely aware of sensations

    consciously perceiving
    sensible, sensitive

    able to feel or perceive

    of your own free will or design; done by choice; not forced or compelled
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    not conscious; lacking awareness and the capacity for sensory perception as if asleep or dead

    in a state of sleep
    incognizant, unaware

    (often followed by `of’) not aware

    unconscious from a blow or shock or intoxication

    in a state of deep and usually prolonged unconsciousness; unable to respond to external stimuli

    (used of things) lacking sense or awareness
    insensible, senseless

    unresponsive to stimulation
    KO’d, kayoed, knocked out, out, stunned

    knocked unconscious by a heavy blow

    concerning mental functioning that is not represented in consciousness

    in a state of partial coma

    just below the level of consciousness

    incapable of physical sensation
    involuntary, nonvoluntary, unvoluntary

    not subject to the control of the will
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  2. adjective

    (followed by `of’) showing realization or recognition of something

    “few voters seem
    conscious of the issue’s importance”
    conscious of having succeeded”
    “”the careful tread of one
    conscious of his alcoholic load”- Thomas Hardy”

    aware, cognisant, cognizant

    (sometimes followed by `of’) having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception
  3. adjective

    intentionally conceived

    conscious effort to speak more slowly”
    conscious policy”



    resulting from one’s intentions

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