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English adjective: conscious

1. conscious intentionally conceived

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




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


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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