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conscious

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of conscious

  1. 1 having specified facts or feelings actively impressed on the mind conscious of the fact that my hands were sweating the whole time that I was making my presentation Synonyms of conscious alive, apprehensive, aware, cognizant, mindful, sensible, sentient, ware, witting Words Related to conscious alert, attentive, careful, cautious, heedful, observant, open-eyed, regardful, safe, vigilant, wary, watchful, wide-awake; hyperaware, hyperconscious Near Antonyms of conscious careless, heedless, inattentive, incautious, mindless, unguarded, unheeding, unwary Antonyms of conscious insensible, oblivious, unaware, unconscious, unmindful, unwitting

  2. 2 made, given, or done with full awareness of what one is doing a conscious effort to instill discord in the family Synonyms of conscious intentional, deliberate, intended, knowing, purposeful, purposive, set, voluntary, willed, willful (or wilful), wittingWords Related to conscious designed, planned; intentional; advised, calculated, considered, measured, reasoned, studied, thoughtful, weighed; premeditated, premeditative, prepense; discretionary, elective, optional, volunteerNear Antonyms of conscious inadvertent, unwitting; accidental, chance, haphazard, hit-or-miss, incidental, random; aimless, desultory, purposeless; abrupt, impetuous, sudden; coerced, forced, involuntary; compulsory, mandatory, necessary, nonelective, obligatory, ordered, required; casual; extemporaneous, impromptu, impulsive, instinctive, spontaneous, unforced, unpremeditatedAntonyms of conscious nondeliberate, nonpurposive, unintentional

Synonym Discussion of conscious

aware, cognizant, conscious, sensible, alive, awake mean having knowledge of something. aware implies vigilance in observing or alertness in drawing inferences from what one experiences.
    • aware of changes in climate
cognizant implies having special or certain knowledge as from firsthand sources.
    • not fully cognizant of the facts
conscious implies that one is focusing one's attention on something or is even preoccupied by it.
    • conscious that my heart was pounding
sensible implies direct or intuitive perceiving especially of intangibles or of emotional states or qualities.
    • sensible of a teacher's influence
alive adds to sensible the implication of acute sensitivity to something.
    • alive to the thrill of danger
awake implies that one has become alive to something and is on the alert.
    • a country always awake to the threat of invasion

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