conscious

5 ENTRIES FOUND:

1con·scious

adjective \ˈkän(t)-shəs\

: awake and able to understand what is happening around you

: aware of something (such as a fact or feeling) : knowing that something exists or is happening

: known or felt by yourself

Full Definition of CONSCIOUS

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:  perceiving, apprehending, or noticing with a degree of controlled thought or observation <conscious of having succeeded> <was conscious that someone was watching>
2
archaic :  sharing another's knowledge or awareness of an inward state or outward fact
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:  personally felt <conscious guilt>
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:  capable of or marked by thought, will, design, or perception
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:  having mental faculties not dulled by sleep, faintness, or stupor :  awake <became conscious after the anesthesia wore off>
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:  done or acting with critical awareness <a conscious effort to do better>
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a :  likely to notice, consider, or appraise <a bargain-conscious shopper>
b :  being concerned or interested <a budget-conscious businessman>
c :  marked by strong feelings or notions <a race-conscious society>
con·scious·ly adverb

Examples of CONSCIOUS

  1. Is the patient conscious yet?
  2. He was fully conscious when we found him.
  3. the capacity for conscious thought
  4. The chances of being admitted conscious to a hospital without being pressed to produce a living will, have become virtually nil … —Joan Didion, New York Review of Books, 9 June 2005

Origin of CONSCIOUS

Latin conscius, from com- + scire to know
First Known Use: 1592

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

2con·scious

noun \ˈkän(t)-shəs\

Definition of CONSCIOUS

Examples of CONSCIOUS

  1. For myself, ever since 1922, when I saw my first picture, films have been barreling through my conscious to my unconscious, but insofar as they remain in my conscious, they get themselves arranged in hierarchies of value and, more important, affection. —Stanley Kauffmann, Before My Eyes, (1974) 1980

Origin of CONSCIOUS

(see 1conscious)
First Known Use: 1919

Other Psychology Terms

fetish, hypochondria, intelligence, mania, narcissism, neurosis, pathological, psychosis, schadenfreude, subliminal

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