in·​con·​scient (ˌ)in-ˈkän(t)-shənt How to pronounce inconscient (audio)

Word History


probably from French, from in- + conscient mindful, from Latin conscient-, consciens, present participle of conscire to be conscious — more at conscience

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inconscient was in 1885

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“Inconscient.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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