Definition of awareness in English:


Syllabification: a·ware·ness
Pronunciation: /əˈwe(ə)rnis


  • 1Knowledge or perception of a situation or fact: we need to raise public awareness of the issue there is a lack of awareness of the risks
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    • Like her male counterpart, she always seems to have an affecting awareness of her sidekick status.
    • The body is an organism with an intense awareness of itself.
    • Let your morality come out of your own awareness rather than out of conditioning.
    consciousness, recognition, realization; understanding, grasp, appreciation, knowledge, insight; familiarity
    informal light-bulb moment
    formal cognizance
  • 1.1Concern about and well-informed interest in a particular situation or development: a growing environmental awareness his political awareness developed
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    • Underpinning this year's congress was a strong current of environmental awareness.
    • Increased levels of youth awareness about where to get contraception.
    • A bolton charity is trying to raise awareness of age discrimination - using its own specially trained team of older people.

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