1 aware of sth
be, seem
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
acutely, deeply, highly, intensely, terribly

She became acutely conscious that someone was watching her.

We are now deeply conscious of these issues.

completely, fully, perfectly

He was completely conscious of her warm body next to his.

barely, hardly

I was hardly conscious of my surroundings.

Barely conscious of the flashing lights around him, Kevin recklessly weaved in and out of traffic.


He fell, and was vaguely conscious of Tara standing over him.


He was painfully conscious of how hard it was going to be to explain.

environmentally, politically, socially

The company is extremely environmentally conscious (= aware of environmental problems and how to deal with them).

the development of socially conscious architecture


I am very conscious of the need for secrecy.

2 able to see/hear/feel
remain, stay (esp. AmE)

She remained conscious throughout the operation.

She was heavily sedated but struggled to stay conscious.

keep sb

Try to keep the patient conscious.

completely, fully

The patient is not yet fully conscious.

barely, hardly

One man was so drunk he was barely conscious.

minimally (AmE)

treatment decisions for persons in a minimally conscious state

half, partially (esp. AmE)

I was only half conscious.

Erin was only partially conscious.

Conscious is used with these nouns: ↑act, ↑attempt, ↑awareness, ↑choice, ↑effort, ↑level, ↑mind, ↑perception, ↑policy, ↑self, ↑thought, ↑will, ↑wish

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