What does unconscious mean?

Definitions for unconscious
ʌnˈkɒn ʃəsun·con·scious

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unconscious mind, unconsciousadjective

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

  2. unconsciousadjective

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

    "lay unconscious on the floor"

  3. unconsciousadjective

    without conscious volition

  4. unconscious(p)adjective

    (followed by `of') not knowing or perceiving

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

Wiktionary

  1. unconsciousnoun

    The unconscious mind

  2. unconsciousadjective

    Not awake.

    She lay unconsious on the floor.

  3. unconsciousadjective

    Without directed thought or awareness.

    My sudden fright was an unconscious response.

  4. unconsciousadjective

    engaged in skilled performance without conscious control.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unconsciousadjective

    Having no mental perception.

    Unconscious causes only still impart
    Their utmost skill, their utmost power exert;
    Those which can freely chuse, discern, and know,
    Can more or less of art and care bestow. Richard Blackmore.

    A yearling bullock to thy name shall smoke,
    Untam’d, unconscious of the galling yoke. Alexander Pope.

ChatGPT

  1. unconscious

    Unconscious refers to the state of not being awake and aware of one's surroundings or sensations, often due to illness, injury or sleep. It can also pertain to the mental processes of which an individual is not aware. These unconscious processes can influence one's feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. In psychology, the unconscious mind often carries memories, desires, or fears that may not be readily accessible to the conscious mind but can still influence behavior and emotions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unconsciousadjective

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

  2. Unconsciousadjective

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

  3. Unconsciousadjective

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unconscious

    un-kon′shus, adj. not conscious: not self-conscious, not perceiving.—adv. Uncon′sciously.—n. Uncon′sciousness.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unconscious in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unconscious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of unconscious in a Sentence

  1. Robert:

    This duality has been reflected in classical as well as modern literature as reason versus passion, or mind and the "unconscious." There are moments in each of our lives when our verbal-intellect suggests one course, and our "heart" or intuition, another.

  2. Italo Calvino:

    The unconscious is the ocean of the unsayable, of what has been expelled from the land of language, removed as a result of ancient prohibitions.

  3. Henry van Dyke:

    Who can explain the secret pathos of Nature's loveliness? It is a touch of melancholy inherited from our mother Eve. It is an unconscious memory of the lost Paradise. It is the sense that even if we should find another Eden, we would not be fit to enjoy it perfectly nor stay in it forever.

  4. Penn Badgley:

    The point of my comment was not to confess a personal trauma, i was speaking about the way emotional and physical boundaries are violated for someone in the public eye, who is seen as an object of desire. Depending on so many factors, it can range from conscious abuse to something very unconscious -- and that is the point I was making, cautiously, in the context of a conversation about fanaticism and cultural norms which support manipulative or abusive behavior. These are the same norms which support predatory men, but not exclusively predatory men. They affect, and infect, us all.

  5. Erik Pevernagie:

    The brain absorbs all the phenomena of our daily life, constructs a maze of countless corridors that run through our mind and opens numerous unconscious wishes and subdued desires, which are processed in the labyrinths of our subconscious. ( " Labyrinth of the mind " )

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