What does subconscious mean?

Definitions for subconscioussʌbˈkɒn ʃəs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. subconscious mind, subconscious(adj)

    psychic activity just below the level of awareness

  2. subconscious(adj)

    just below the level of consciousness


  1. subconscious(Noun)

    that part of the mind that is not consciously perceived; one's innermost thoughts

  2. subconscious(Adjective)

    partially conscious.

  3. subconscious(Adjective)

    below the level of consciousness.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Subconscious(adj)

    occurring without the possibility or the fact of an attendant consciousness; -- said of states of the soul

  2. Subconscious(adj)

    partially conscious; feebly conscious


  1. Subconscious

    In psychology, the subconscious is the part of consciousness that is not currently in focal awareness. The word subconscious is an anglicized version of the French subconscient as coined by the psychologist Pierre Janet, who argued that underneath the layers of critical thought functions of the conscious mind lay a powerful awareness that he called the subconscious mind. Since there is a limit to the information that can be held in conscious focal awareness, a storehouse of one's knowledge and prior experience is needed; this is the subconscious.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Subconscious

    sub-kon′shus, adj. faintly conscious, applying to perceptions which are without consciousness or memory.—adv. Subcon′sciously.—n. Subcon′sciousness.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of subconscious in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of subconscious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Claude M. Bristol:

    These repetitive words and phrases are merely methods of convincing the subconscious mind.

  2. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Writing is an abstract art of drawing pictures of the conscious and subconscious mind with words.

  3. Unknown:

    Keep your conscious mind focused on what you want, and your subconscious mind will unerringly guide you to it.

  4. Denis Villeneuve:

    Sometimes you have compulsions that you can't control coming from the subconscious... They are the dictator inside ourselves.

  5. Ellen Goodman:

    Traditions are the guideposts driven deep in our subconscious minds. The most powerful ones are those we can't even describe, aren't even aware of.

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