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English definition of “conscious”

conscious

adjective
 
 
/ˈkɒnʃəs/
be conscious of/that B2 to know that something is present or that something is happening: She became conscious of his stare. I'm very conscious that a lot of people disagree with me.Knowledge and awarenessScience of psychology and psychoanalysisMind and personality
a conscious decision/choice/effort, etc a decision/choice/effort, etc that you make intentionally: Did you make a conscious decision to lose weight? → Opposite subconscious adjectiveScience of psychology and psychoanalysisMind and personality
awake and able to think and notice things: He's still conscious but he's very badly injured. → Opposite unconscious adjectiveNot sleeping and not unconsciousScience of psychology and psychoanalysisMind and personality
consciously adverb More and more people are consciously trying to improve their health. → See also self-conscious
(Definition of conscious adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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