Careful vs Conscious - What's the difference?

careful | conscious |


As adjectives the difference between careful and conscious

is that careful is (obsolete) full of care or grief; sorrowful, sad while conscious is alert, awake.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

careful

English

Alternative forms

* carefull (obsolete)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Full of care or grief; sorrowful, sad.
  • *, Bk.V:
  • *:‘Alas,’ sayde Sir Cadore, ‘now carefull is myne herte that now lyeth dede my cosyn that I beste loved.’
  • (obsolete) Full of cares or anxiety; worried, troubled.
  • *1590 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , III.1:
  • *:Where through long watch, and late daies weary toile, / She soundly slept, and carefull thoughts did quite assoile.
  • Having care (for); attentive to potential danger, error or harm; cautious.
  • :He was a slow and careful driver.
  • Conscientious and painstaking; meticulous.
  • :They made a careful search of the crime scene.
  • Synonyms

    * See also * See also

    Antonyms

    * careless

    Derived terms

    * carefully

    conscious

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Alert, awake.
  • Aware.
  • * , chapter=5
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=Here, in the transept and choir, where the service was being held, one was conscious every moment of an increasing brightness; colours glowing vividly beneath the circular chandeliers, and the rows of small lights on the choristers' desks flashed and sparkled in front of the boys' faces, deep linen collars, and red neckbands.}}
  • *
  • Once again the animals were conscious of a vague uneasiness.
  • Aware of one's own existence; aware of one's own awareness.
  • * 1999 , Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now , Hodder and Stoughton, pages 61–62:
  • The best indicator of your level of consciousness is how you deal with life's challenges when they come.  Through those challenges, an already unconscious person tends to become more deeply unconscious, and a conscious' person more intensely ' conscious .

    Antonyms

    * asleep * unaware * unconscious

    Derived terms

    * consciously * consciousness * subconscious * unconscious * preconscious * price-conscious * self-conscious