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conscious

con·scious

conscious

 
pronunciation:
kan shs
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: aware of one's own existence, sensations, thoughts, and surroundings.
The fighter was no longer conscious when the referee began counting.
synonyms:
aware, self-conscious, sensible, sentient
antonyms:
oblivious, senseless, unconscious
similar words:
feeling, intelligent, intuitive, lucid, reasonable, thinking
definition 2: aware of or sensitive to (often fol. by of).
She competed seriously, but she was also conscious of her limitations.He gradually became conscious of someone standing behind his chair.
synonyms:
aware, cognizant, knowing, knowledgeable, perceptive, sensible
antonyms:
unaware, unconscious
similar words:
alert, informed, willful
definition 3: fully intended; deliberate.
Moving to a faraway city was a conscious choice on his part.She made a conscious decision to lead a healthier life.
synonyms:
deliberate, intended, intentional, willful
antonyms:
automatic, unconscious
similar words:
calculated, knowing
derivation: consciously (adv.)
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  • consciousness:
    the state of being conscious.
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The word conscious contains the following part:
sci Latin root that means to know