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English definition of “conscious”

conscious

adjective (NOTICING)    /ˈkɒn.ʃəs/ US  /ˈkɑːn-/
be conscious of sth/sb 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. → See also subconscious adjectiveAware consciously     /-li/ adverb I don't think she's consciously rude to people - it's just her manner.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
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