hy·​per·​con·​scious | \ ˌhī-pər-ˈkän(t)-shəs How to pronounce hyperconscious (audio) \
variants: or hyper-conscious

Definition of hyperconscious

: intensely or excessively aware : acutely conscious How and how much someone eats is an incredibly loaded issue, especially these days, when it seems like everybody is hyperconscious of body image.— Cathi Hanauer

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hyperconsciousness or hyper-consciousness noun
The painting's power owes much to the hyperconsciousness engendered by impending motherhood … — Mario Naves A non-chemical hallucinogen, golf breaks the human body into components so strangely elongated and so tenuously linked, yet with anxious little bunches of hyper-consciousness and undue effort bulging here and there, along with rotating blind patches and a sort of cartilaginous euphoria—golf so transforms one's somatic sense, in short, that truth itself seems about to break through the exacerbated and as it were debunked fabric of mundane reality. — John Updike

First Known Use of hyperconscious

1870, in the meaning defined above

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“Hyperconscious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperconscious. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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