Having an awareness of one's environment and one's own existence, sensations, and thoughts. See Synonyms at aware. (adjective)
Mentally perceptive or alert; awake: The patient remained fully conscious after the local anesthetic was administered. (adjective)
Capable of thought, will, or perception: the development of conscious life on the planet. (adjective)
Subjectively known or felt: conscious remorse. (adjective)
Intentionally conceived or done; deliberate: a conscious insult; made a conscious effort to speak more clearly. (adjective)
Inwardly attentive or sensible; mindful: was increasingly conscious of being watched. (adjective)
Especially aware of or preoccupied with. Often used in combination: a cost-conscious approach to further development; a health-conscious diet. (adjective)
In psychoanalysis, the component of waking awareness perceptible by a person at any given instant; consciousness. (noun)
Examples of word conscious
When we choose to do our duty, we make a conscious choice, and although earlier right action has set up certain nerve co-ordinations which render it now easy to choose the right, yet it must be remembered that _conscious judgment_ is also involved.
However, whether or not this applies to man in the first stages of his upward climb to the goal of attainment of conscious godhood, it most assuredly applies to those souls who have become aware of their purpose, and who have made a _conscious_ choice of their karma.
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Under this view we are all what he terms conscious automata, or machines which happen, as it were by chance, to be conscious of some of their own movements.