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conscious

  

      adj  
1   
a    alert and awake; not sleeping or comatose  
b    aware of one's surroundings, one's own thoughts and motivations, etc.  
2   
a    aware of and giving value or emphasis to a particular fact or phenomenon  
I am conscious of your great kindness to me     
b    (in combination)  
clothes-conscious     
3    done with full awareness; deliberate  
a conscious effort, conscious rudeness     
4   
a    denoting or relating to a part of the human mind that is aware of a person's self, environment, and mental activity and that to a certain extent determines his choices of action  
b    (as n.)  
the conscious is only a small part of the mind        (Compare)        unconscious  
     (C17: from Latin conscius sharing knowledge, from com- with + scire to know)  
  consciously      adv  
  consciousness      n  


class-conscious  
      adj   aware of belonging to a particular social rank or grade, esp. in being hostile or proud because of class distinctions  
  class-consciousness      n  
self-conscious  
      adj  
1    unduly aware of oneself as the object of the attention of others; embarrassed  
2    conscious of one's existence  
  self-consciously      adv  
  self-consciousness      n  
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