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1. consciousness

noun. ['ˈkɑːnʃəsnəs'] an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation.

Synonyms

  • state of mind
  • sensibility
  • waking
  • aesthesia
  • esthesia
  • self
  • sentience
  • ego
  • cognitive state
  • awareness

Antonyms

  • insensibility
  • unconsciousness
  • gladden
  • lose

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • conscious (English)
  • conscius (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Consciousness

  • abruptness
  • absoluteness
  • acuteness
  • adonis
  • aggressiveness
  • agribusiness
  • airworthiness
  • alertness
  • aloofness
  • alumnus
  • anise
  • anus
  • appropriateness
  • arbitrariness
  • assertiveness
  • astuteness
  • attentiveness
  • attractiveness
  • awareness
  • awfulness

Example sentences of the word consciousness


1. Noun, singular or mass
The organism will soon lose consciousness and will die if oxygen is not quickly restored.

Quotes containing the word consciousness


1. At no point do I wish to be in conflict with any man or masculine thought. It doesn't enter my consciousness. Art is anonymous. It's not competitive with men. It's a complementary contribution.
- Barbara Hepworth

2. I would argue that nothing gives life more purpose than the realization that every moment of consciousness is a precious and fragile gift.
- Steven Pinker

3. …because nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff… Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself love it. Hank, when people call people nerds, mostly what they’re saying is ‘you like stuff.’ Which is just not a good insult at all. Like, ‘you are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness’.
- John Green

2. self-consciousness

noun. ['ˌsɛlfˈkɑːnʃəsnəs'] embarrassment deriving from the feeling that others are critically aware of you.

Synonyms

  • uncomfortableness
  • embarrassment

Antonyms

  • disembarrassment
  • incognizance
  • unknowingness

3. self-consciousness

noun. ['ˌsɛlfˈkɑːnʃəsnəs'] self-awareness plus the additional realization that others are similarly aware of you.

Antonyms

  • comfort

4. consciousness-altering_drug

noun. a drug that can produce mood changes and distorted perceptions.

Synonyms

  • designer drug
  • dronabinol
  • euphoriant
  • hallucinogen
  • tetrahydrocannabinol
  • psychoactive drug
  • THC
  • mind-altering drug
  • psychoactive substance
  • hallucinogenic drug
  • psychedelic drug
  • psychodelic drug

Antonyms

  • brand-name drug
  • synergist
  • antagonist
  • abstain

5. consciousness

noun. ['ˈkɑːnʃəsnəs'] having knowledge of.

Synonyms

  • feel
  • knowingness
  • cognisant
  • knowing
  • self-awareness
  • sense
  • cognizant
  • unaware
  • aware
  • incognizant
  • awareness
  • cognisance

Antonyms

  • aware
  • unaware
  • asleep
  • unconscious

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • conscious (English)
  • conscius (Latin)
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