- Conscious Con"scious, a. [L. conscius; con- + scire to know.
1. Possessing the faculty of knowing one's own thoughts or
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;
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,
With conscious terrors vex me round. --Milton.
Syn: Aware; apprised; sensible; felt; known.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
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conscious — I (awake) adjective able to recognize, active, acute, alert, alive, animate, astir, breathing, endowed with life, enlivened, existent, existing, extant, imbued with life, in existence, inspirited, live, living, mortal, vivified II (aware)… … Law dictionary
conscious — [kän′shəs] adj. [L conscius, knowing, aware < conscire: see CONSCIENCE] 1. having a feeling or knowledge (of one s own sensations, feelings, etc. or of external things); knowing or feeling ( that something is or was happening or existing);… … English World dictionary
conscious — [adj1] alert, awake able to recognize, acquainted, aesthetic, alive to, apperceptive, apprised, assured, attentive, au courant, aware, certain, cognizant, conversant, discerning, felt, hep to*, informed, in on*, in right mind, keen, knowing,… … New thesaurus
conscious — ► ADJECTIVE 1) aware of and responding to one s surroundings. 2) (usu. conscious of) aware. 3) deliberate: a conscious effort. DERIVATIVES consciously adverb. ORIGIN Latin conscius knowing with others or in oneself … English terms dictionary
-conscious — UK [ˈkɒnʃəs] US [ˈkɑnʃəs] suffix used with some nouns and adverbs to make adjectives describing a person or organization that gives a lot of attention to a particular subject or thing Our aim is to operate in an environmentally conscious manner.… … Useful english dictionary
-conscious — [kän′shəs] combining form aware of and attaching importance to [status conscious] * * * … Universalium
-conscious — [kän′shəs] combining form aware of and attaching importance to [status conscious] … English World dictionary
conscious of — index acquainted Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
conscious — c.1600, knowing, privy to, from L. conscius knowing, aware, from conscire (see CONSCIENCE (Cf. conscience)); probably a loan translation of Gk. syneidos. A word adopted from the Latin poets and much mocked at first. Sense of active and awake is… … Etymology dictionary
conscious — sensible, *aware, cognizant, alive, awake Analogous words: attending or attentive, minding or mindful, watching (see corresponding verbs at TEND): *watchful, alert, vigilant: perceiving, noticing, noting, remarking, observing (see SEE) Antonyms:… … New Dictionary of Synonyms