con·scious /ˈkɑnʧəs/ 形容詞
1. Possessing the faculty of knowing one's own thoughts or mental operations.
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; sensible.
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, conscious guilt.
With conscious terrors vex me round. --Milton.
Syn: -- Aware; apprised; sensible; felt; known.
adj 1: intentionally conceived; "a conscious effort to speak more
slowly"; "a conscious policy" [syn: witting]
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 [syn: conscious(p)]