Definitions for unconsciousʌnˈkɒn ʃəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•con•sciousʌnˈkɒn ʃəs(adj.)

  1. not conscious; without awareness, sensation, or cognition.

    Category: Physiology

  2. temporarily devoid of consciousness.

    Category: Physiology

  3. not perceived at the level of awareness:

    an unconscious impulse.

  4. done unintentionally:

    an unconscious slight.

  5. without mental faculties:

    the unconscious stones.

  6. (n.)the unconscious,Psychoanal.the part of the psyche that is rarely accessible to awareness but that has a pronounced influence on behavior.

    Category: Psychology

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unconscious mind, unconscious(adj)

    that part of the mind wherein psychic activity takes place of which the person is unaware

  2. unconscious(adj)

    not conscious; lacking awareness and the capacity for sensory perception as if asleep or dead

    "lay unconscious on the floor"

  3. unconscious(adj)

    without conscious volition

  4. unconscious(p)(adj)

    (followed by `of') not knowing or perceiving

    "happily unconscious of the new calamity at home"- Charles Dickens

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. unconscious(adjective)ʌnˈkɒn ʃəs

    ≠ conscious

    They found him unconscious on the floor.

  2. unconsciousʌnˈkɒn ʃəs

    ≠ conscious

    an unconscious desire to destroy his mother's new relationship

  3. unconsciousʌnˈkɒn ʃəs

    ≠ conscious

    He is unconscious of what is happening around him.

  4. unconscious(noun)ʌnˈkɒn ʃəs

    the part of sb's mind where thoughts and feelings exist that we are not directly aware of

    dreams that come from the unconscious


  1. unconscious(Noun)

    The unconscious mind

  2. unconscious(Adjective)

    Not awake.

    She lay unconsious on the floor.

  3. unconscious(Adjective)

    Without directed thought or awareness.

    My sudden fright was an unconscious response.

  4. unconscious(Adjective)

    engaged in skilled performance without conscious control.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unconscious(adj)

    not conscious; having no consciousness or power of mental perception; without cerebral appreciation; hence, not knowing or regarding; ignorant; as, an unconscious man

  2. Unconscious(adj)

    not known or apprehended by consciousness; as, an unconscious cerebration

  3. Unconscious(adj)

    having no knowledge by experience; -- followed by of; as, a mule unconscious of the yoke

British National Corpus

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    Rank popularity for the word 'unconscious' in Adjectives Frequency: #929

Translations for unconscious

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


senseless or stunned, eg because of an accident

She was unconscious for three days after the crash.

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