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English adjective: conscious

1. conscious intentionally conceived


SamplesA conscious effort to speak more slowly.
A conscious policy.


Synonymswitting


Similarintended


Antonymsunintended

2. conscious knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts


SamplesRemained conscious during the operation.
Conscious of his faults.
Became conscious that he was being followed.


Similarself-aware, self-conscious, semiconscious, sentient


See alsoawake, aware, cognisant, cognizant, sensible, sensitive, voluntary


Antonymsunconscious

3. conscious (followed by `of') showing realization or recognition of something


SamplesFew voters seem conscious of the issue's importance.
Conscious of having succeeded.
The careful tread of one conscious of his alcoholic load.


Similaraware, cognisant, cognizant


Antonymsincognizant, unaware









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