Definition of false consciousness in English:

false consciousness

Syllabification: false con·scious·ness


  • (Especially in Marxist theory) a way of thinking that prevents a person from perceiving the true nature of their social or economic situation.
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    • Biology produces the very heroism my friend would ascribe to false consciousness.
    • We on the left console ourselves with mutterings about false consciousness.
    • For Marx, democracy was an engine of false consciousness.

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