conscious


conscious
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1) ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ of n/-ing, v-link ADJ that If you are conscious of something, you notice it or realize that it is happening.

He was conscious of the faint, musky aroma of aftershave...

She was very conscious of Max studying her...

Conscious that he was becoming light-headed again, he went over to the window.

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2) ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ of n/-ing, v-link ADJ that If you are conscious of something, you think about it a lot, especially because you are unhappy about it or because you think it is important.

I'm very conscious of my weight...

He is acutely conscious that this transition will bring with it the risk of social unrest.

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3) ADJ: usu ADJ n A conscious decision or action is made or done deliberately with you giving your full attention to it.

I don't think we ever made a conscious decision to have a big family...

Make a conscious effort to relax your muscles.

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consciously ADV ADV with v

Sophie was not consciously seeking a replacement after her father died.

4) ADJ: usu v-link ADJ Someone who is conscious is awake rather than asleep or unconscious.

She was fully conscious all the time and knew what was going on.

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5) ADJ: ADJ n Conscious memories or thoughts are ones that you are aware of.

He had no conscious memory of his four-week stay in hospital...

Beneath the conscious mind there are many levels of the unconscious.

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consciously ADV ADV with v, ADV adj

Most people cannot consciously remember much before the ages of 5 to 7 years...

Sometimes we are not consciously aware of these feelings.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • -conscious — UK [ˈkɒnʃəs] US [ˈkɑnʃəs] suffix used with some nouns and adverbs to make adjectives describing a person or organization that gives a lot of attention to a particular subject or thing Our aim is to operate in an environmentally conscious manner.… …   Useful english dictionary

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