1. [syn: conscious, witting]
2. knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts;
- Example: "remained conscious during the operation"
- Example: "conscious of his faults"
- Example: "became conscious that he was being followed"
3. (followed by `of') showing realization or recognition of something;
- Example: "few voters seem conscious of the issue's importance"
- Example: "conscious of having succeeded"
- Example: "the careful tread of one conscious of his alcoholic load"- Thomas Hardy
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Conscious \Con"scious\, a. [L. conscius; con- + scire to know.
1. Possessing the faculty of knowing one's own thoughts or
Some are thinking or conscious beings, or have a
power of thought. --I. Watts.
2. Possessing knowledge, whether by internal, conscious
experience or by external observation; cognizant; aware;
Her conscious heart imputed suspicion where none
could have been felt. --Hawthorne.
The man who breathes most healthilly is least
conscious of his own breathing. --De Quincey.
3. Made the object of consciousness; known to one's self; as,
With conscious terrors vex me round. --Milton.
Syn: Aware; apprised; sensible; felt; known.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: intentionally conceived; "a conscious effort to speak
more slowly"; "a conscious policy" [syn: conscious,
2: knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and
sensations and thoughts; "remained conscious during the
operation"; "conscious of his faults"; "became conscious that
he was being followed" [ant: unconscious]
3: (followed by `of') showing realization or recognition of
something; "few voters seem conscious of the issue's
importance"; "conscious of having succeeded"; "the careful
tread of one conscious of his alcoholic load"- Thomas Hardy
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
137 Moby Thesaurus words for "conscious":
aboveground, advertent, advised, agog, aimed, aimed at, alert,
alive, alive and kicking, alive to, all ears, all eyes,
all-knowing, among the living, animate, animated, apperceptive,
appercipient, apprehending, apprehensive, assiduous, attentive,
au courant, awake, aware, bashful, breathing, calculated,
capable of life, careful, cognizant, comprehending, concentrated,
confused, considered, contemplated, conversant, coy, deliberate,
deliberated, demure, designed, diligent, earnest,
endowed with life, enlivened, envisaged, envisioned, existent,
finical, finicking, finicky, heedful, impressible, impressionable,
impressive, in the flesh, inarticulate, insightful, inspirited,
instinct with life, intelligent, intended, intense, intent,
intentional, intentive, knowing, knowledgeable, live, living,
long-lived, mannered, meant, meditated, meticulous, mindful, mousy,
nice, niggling, noticing, observant, observing, of design,
omniscient, on the ball, on the job, open-eared, open-eyed,
openmouthed, perceiving, perceptive, percipient, perspicacious,
planned, prehensile, projected, proposed, purposed, purposeful,
purposive, quick, receptive, regardful, sagacious, self-conscious,
sensible, sensile, sensitive to, sentient, shamefaced, shamefast,
shrewd, shy, skittish, stammering, studied, susceptible,
susceptive, teleological, tenacious of life, timid, timorous,
understanding, up, very much alive, viable, vigilant, vital,
vivified, voluntary, watchful, wide-awake, willful, wise, witting,