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English noun: consciousness

1. consciousness (cognition) an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation


SamplesHe lost consciousness.


Broader (hypernym)cognitive state, state of mind


Narrower (hyponym)aesthesia, awareness, ego, esthesia, self, sensibility, sentience, stream of consciousness, waking


Antonymsunconsciousness

2. consciousness (cognition) having knowledge of


SamplesHe had no awareness of his mistakes.
His sudden consciousness of the problem he faced.
Their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive.


Synonymsawareness, cognisance, cognizance, knowingness


Broader (hypernym)knowing


Narrower (hyponym)feel, self-awareness, sense


Attributeaware, cognisant, cognizant, incognizant, unaware


Antonymsincognizance









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