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conscious

adjective uk   /ˈkɒn.ʃəs/ us    /ˈkɑːn-/

conscious adjective (NOTICING)

be conscious of sth/sb
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B2 to notice that a particular thing or person exists or is present: The tooth doesn't exactly hurt, but I'm conscious of it (= I can feel it) all the time. [+ -ing verb] I think she's very conscious of being the only person in the office who didn't have a university education. [+ that] He gradually became conscious (of the fact) that everyone else was wearing a suit.
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conscious adjective (AWAKE)

C1 awake, thinking, and knowing what is happening around you: He's still conscious but he's fairly badly injured. They've brought her out of the operating theatre, but she's not fully conscious yet. figurative humorous "Can I speak to Isobel, please?" "She's still in bed. I'll just go and see if she's conscious (= awake) yet."
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conscious adjective (INTENTIONAL)

C2 determined and intentional: He's obviously making a conscious effort to be nice to me at the moment. It wasn't a conscious decision to lose weight. It just happened.
consciously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
I don't think she's consciously rude to people - it's just her manner.
Translations of “conscious”
in Korean 의식이 있는, 의식하는…
in Arabic واع…
in French conscient, conscient (de)…
in Turkish bilinçli, şuurlu, müdrik…
in Italian cosciente, conscio, consapevole…
in Chinese (Traditional) 意識到…
in Russian находящийся в сознании…
in Polish przytomny…
in Spanish consciente…
in Portuguese consciente…
in German bei Bewußtsein, bewußt…
in Catalan conscient…
in Japanese 意識のある, 意識的な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 意识到…
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