hyperconscious

hy·per·con·scious \ ˌhī-pər-ˈkän(t)-shəs \
variants: or hyper-conscious
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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

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


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