conscious Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "conscious" - American English Dictionary

See all translations

consciousadjective

 us   /ˈkɑn·ʃəs/

conscious adjective (AWAKE)

awake, aware of what is happening around you, and able to think: She’s out of surgery but not fully conscious yet.

conscious adjective (NOTICING)

noticing the existence of something: People have become much more conscious of the need to exercise regularly.

conscious adjective (INTENTIONAL)

determined and intentional: Was it a conscious decision to break up the group, or did it just happen?

conscious adjective (AWARE)

being especially aware of or worried about something: Consumers aren’t as conscious of prices as they were last year.
consciously
adverb  us   /ˈkɑn·ʃəs·li/
I’ve never done anything consciously to offend anyone.
(Definition of conscious from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of conscious?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “conscious”

Definitions of “conscious” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
follow

If you follow a particular person on Twitter� (= a website where people can publish short remarks or pieces of information), you choose to see the messages that that person posts (= publishes) on the website.

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With America’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most important

Read More 

burger noun
burger noun
June 29, 2015
a menu on a computer screen comprising three short parallel horizontal lines which the user clicks to see options Definitely use a burger. You could put the settings in the burger menu too. Fix the settings to the bottom of the burger menu and use a vertically scrolling contact list that scrolls behind

Read More