Cognizant vs. Conscious: What's the Difference?
Cognizant and Conscious Definitions
Fully informed; conscious.
Characterized by or having an awareness of one's environment and one's own existence, sensations, and thoughts.
; fully informed; having understanding of a fact.
The defendant is cognizant that this is a serious charge.
Mentally perceptive or alert; awake
The patient remained fully conscious after the local anesthetic was administered.
Capable of thought, will, or perception
The development of conscious life on the planet.
Having cognizance or knowledge. (of).
Subjectively known or felt
(usually followed by `of') having knowledge or understanding;
Our youth are cognizant of the law
I am well aware of his limitations
Intentionally conceived or done; deliberate
A conscious insult.
Made a conscious effort to speak more clearly.
Inwardly attentive or sensitive to something
As he spoke, he became increasingly conscious of his high-pitched voice.
Showing awareness of or preoccupation with something. Often used in combination
A cost-conscious approach to health care.
A value-conscious shopper.
In psychoanalysis, the component of waking awareness perceptible by a person at any given instant; consciousness.
Alert, awake; with one's mental faculties active.
The noise woke me, but it was another few minutes before I was fully conscious.
Aware of one's own existence; aware of one's own awareness.
Only highly intelligent beings can be fully conscious.
Aware of, sensitive to; observing and noticing, or being strongly interested in or concerned about.
I was conscious of a noise behind me.
A very class-conscious analysis
Deliberate, intentional, done with awareness of what one is doing.
Known or felt personally, internally by a person.
(rare) Self-conscious, or aware of wrongdoing, feeling guilty.
Passage=They found Aunt Carrol with the old lady, both absorbed in some very interesting subject ; but they dropped it as the girls came in, with a conscious look which betrayed that they had been talking about their nieces.
The part of the mind that is aware of itself; the consciousness.
Possessing the faculty of knowing one's own thoughts or mental operations.
Some are thinking or conscious beings, or have a power of thought.
Possessing knowledge, whether by internal, conscious experience or by external observation; cognizant; aware; sensible.
Her conscious heart imputed suspicion where none could have been felt.
The man who breathes most healthilly is least conscious of his own breathing.
Made the object of consciousness; known to one's self; as, conscious guilt.
With conscious terrors vex me round.
A conscious effort to speak more slowly
A conscious policy
Knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts;
Remained conscious during the operation
Conscious of his faults
Became conscious that he was being followed
(followed by `of') showing realization or recognition of something;
Few voters seem conscious of the issue's importance
Conscious of having succeeded
The careful tread of one conscious of his alcoholic load