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Meaning of CONSCIOUS

Pronunciation:  'kânshus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts; "remained conscious during the operation"; "conscious of his faults"; "became conscious that he was being followed"
  2. [adj]  intentionally conceived; "a conscious effort to speak more slowly"; "a conscious policy"
 

CONSCIOUS is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: alert, awake(p), intended, self-conscious, semiconscious, sentient, witting
 
 Antonyms: unconscious
 
 See Also: aware(p), sensible, sensitive, voluntary

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con"scious\, a. [L. conscius; con- + scire to know.
See {Conscience}.]
1. Possessing the faculty of knowing one's own thoughts or
   mental operations.

         Some are thinking or conscious beings, or have a
         power of thought.                     --I. Watts.

2. Possessing knowledge, whether by internal, conscious
   experience or by external observation; cognizant; aware;
   sensible.

         Her conscious heart imputed suspicion where none
         could have been felt.                 --Hawthorne.

         The man who breathes most healthilly is least
         conscious of his own breathing.       --De Quincey.

3. Made the object of consciousness; known to one's self; as,
   conscious guilt.

         With conscious terrors vex me round.  --Milton.

Syn: Aware; apprised; sensible; felt; known.

 
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