Definition of Conscious

1. Adjective. Intentionally conceived. "A conscious policy"

Exact synonyms: Witting
Similar to: Intended
Derivative terms: Consciousness



2. Adjective. Knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts. "Became conscious that he was being followed"

3. Adjective. (followed by 'of') showing realization or recognition of something. "The careful tread of one conscious of his alcoholic load"
Similar to: Aware, Cognisant, Cognizant
Derivative terms: Consciousness

Definition of Conscious

1. a. Possessing the faculty of knowing one's own thoughts or mental operations.

Definition of Conscious

1. Adjective. alert, awake. ¹

2. Adjective. aware. ¹

3. Adjective. aware of one's own existence; aware of one's own awareness ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Conscious

1. [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Conscious

1. 1. Aware; having present knowledge or perception of oneself, one's acts and surroundings. 2. Denoting something occurring with the perceptive attention of the individual, as a conscious act or idea, distinguished from automatic or instinctive. Origin: L. Conscius, knowing (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Conscious

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1. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1922)
"The reflex is a motor or glandular response; the instinct is a motor or glandular - A tendency. Neither is conscious, but both are near-conscious in that ..."

2. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (1916)
"Might it be, in the mysterious ways of spiritual life, that her soul at those same moments had been conscious of his homage? It might be. ..."

3. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1903)
"Another person is investigating that conscious state, color, through his visual apparatus (as with a microscope) ; if affected he would become conscious of ..."

4. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"The hungry man with food before him is little more self-conscious, if, indeed, any more self- conscious, than the animal which spends all of its time and ..."

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