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consciousness

[ kon-shuh s-nis ]SEE DEFINITION OF consciousness

Synonyms for consciousness

  • alertness
  • apprehension
  • awareness
  • recognition
  • sensibility
  • care
  • carefulness
  • cognizance
  • concern
  • heed
  • heedfulness
  • mindfulness
  • realization
  • regard
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Antonyms for consciousness

  • ignorance
  • carelessness
  • disregard
  • inattention
  • neglect
  • negligence
  • thoughtlessness
  • senselessness
  • stupidity
  • unconsciousness
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONSCIOUSNESS

The consciousness of recent misconduct filled her with extreme dread.

The allusion and a consciousness of Vancouver brought a smile into Viviette's eyes.

Yet the consciousness of my situation does not always make me sad.

Our very fear of the death-principle admits it into our consciousness.

Admitted into our consciousness it starts its work of killing us.

There was nothing in her behaviour to indicate a consciousness of error from her sphere.

"Look into your own consciousness and memory," replied the virtuoso.

Somehow the whip-snap of authority in his voice reached the Nubian's consciousness.

In spite of himself, he could not shake off the consciousness that he had broken his word.

I tried to read and pray with him, but cannot say that he showed any consciousness of his true situation.

WORD ORIGIN

1630s, "internal knowledge," from conscious + -ness. Meaning "state of being aware" is from 1746.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CONSCIOUSNESS

attention

nounconsideration, care

ken

nounperception
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