Unconscious vs Aware - What's the difference?

unconscious | aware |

As nouns the difference between unconscious and aware

is that unconscious is (psychology) the unconscious mind while aware is avar.

As an adjective unconscious

is not awake; having no awareness.



(Unconscious mind)


(en adjective)
  • Not awake; having no awareness.
  • She lay unconscious on the floor.
  • Without directed thought or awareness.
  • My sudden fright was an unconscious response.
  • (sports) engaged in skilled performance without conscious control.
  • * 1998 , Charles Rosen, The Cockroach Basketball League , page 144
  • Sam is unconscious , filling it, drilling it from every conceivable angle. Lem is awful and Cooper seems confused. Josh shoots too often.
  • * 1999 , Joseph Leininger, Terry Whalin, Lessons from the Pit: A Successful Veteran of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange , page 10
  • "I was unconscious ," the basketball player gushes. "It seemed like everything I threw up toward the basket went straight in."
  • * 2002 , Alexander Wolff, Big Game, Small World: A Basketball Adventure , page 292
  • Someone who has reeled off a string of baskets will say, "I was unconscious," as if he were following the Zen injunction to be mindful while suspending thought.


    * insentient, oblivious, out of it, out on one's feet, unaware * (skilled performance without conscious control) in the zone, on a roll


    (singulare tantum)
  • (psychology) The unconscious mind
  • aware



  • Vigilant or on one's guard against danger or difficulty.
  • Conscious or having knowledge of something.
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    * (sense, on one's guard) wary, watchful, sensitive, alert, attentive, observant * (conscious of something) apprised, informed, cognizant, conscious, mindful


    * unaware

    Derived terms

    * awareness * unaware