Definition of unconscious in English:

unconscious

Syllabification: un·con·scious
Pronunciation: /ˌənˈkänSHəs
 
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adjective

1Not conscious: the boy was beaten unconscious
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  • There was no way that he and Poe could face what came next while trying to manage and unconscious body as well.
  • A few minutes later she sat beside his unconscious body on the couch, just looking at him.
  • They carried two poles which they began lashing onto the reed mat beneath David's unconscious body.
Synonyms
insensible, senseless, insentient, insensate, comatose, inert, knocked out, stunned;
motionless, immobile, prostrate
informal out cold, out like a light, out of it, down for the count, passed out, dead to the world
1.1Done or existing without one realizing: he would wipe back his hair in an unconscious gesture of annoyance
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  • The court system still seems to have an automatic and perhaps unconscious reflex to tell people the minimum necessary.
  • Zander dismissed the statement with a wave of his hand, an almost unconscious gesture.
  • Val went on to name the other men and Scott's hand went to his right temple in an unconscious gesture.
Synonyms
subconscious, latent, suppressed, subliminal, sleeping, dormant, inherent, instinctive, involuntary, uncontrolled, spontaneous;
informal gut
1.2 [predicative] (unconscious of) Unaware of: “What is it?” he said again, unconscious of the repetition
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  • It is the Canadian federal government's aim - though they may be unconscious of it - to hasten the day when no tree is left to cut, and all jobs, and the communities they sustain, collapse.
  • I was in Mexico a few weeks ago, blithely unconscious of the Zapatistas.
  • Though unconscious of them, such memories are claimed to be significant causal factors in shaping conscious thought and behavior.
Synonyms
heedless of, unmindful of, disregarding of, oblivious to, insensible to, impervious to, unaffected by, unconcerned by, indifferent to;
unaware of, unknowing of, ignorant of, incognizant of

noun

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The part of the mind that is inaccessible to the conscious mind but that affects behavior and emotions.
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  • Cognitive scientist Guy Claxton has unearthed the unconscious throughout history.
  • I had stumbled upon the historical counterpart of my psychology of the unconscious.
  • I believe that writer and analyst are seeking forms or elements in common which come from the unconscious.
Synonyms
subconscious, psyche, ego, id, inner self

Derivatives

unconsciously

adverb
More example sentences
  • Becca pouted at him, unconsciously and most likely unintentionally jabbing an elbow in his gut.
  • Whether consciously or unconsciously, in incident after incident they have been giving themselves away.
  • It is simply a question of a country, perhaps unconsciously, following the wrong policies.

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