Pronunciation: (kon'shus),[key] —adj. 1. aware of one's own existence, sensations, thoughts, surroundings, etc.
2. fully aware of or sensitive to something (often fol. by of): conscious of one's own faults; He wasn't conscious of the gossip about his past. 3. having the mental faculties fully active: He was conscious during the operation. 4. known to oneself; felt: conscious guilt. 5. aware of what one is doing: a conscious liar. 6. aware of oneself; self-conscious.
7. deliberate; intentional: a conscious insult; a conscious effort. 8. acutely aware of or concerned about: money-conscious; a diet-conscious society. 9. Obs.inwardly sensible of wrongdoing.
—n. the conscious,Psychoanal.the part of the mind comprising psychic material of which the individual is aware.