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Your subconscious is the part of your mind that can influence you or affect your behaviour without your being aware of it.
You can also use subconscious as an adjective in front of a noun.
You do not say that a person is 'subconscious'. If someone is not conscious, you say that they are unconscious.
|Noun||1.||unconscious - that part of the mind wherein psychic activity takes place of which the person is unaware|
mind, psyche, nous, brain, head - that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason; "his mind wandered"; "I couldn't get his words out of my head"
superego - (psychoanalysis) that part of the unconscious mind that acts as a conscience
id - (psychoanalysis) primitive instincts and energies underlying all psychic activity
|Adj.||1.||unconscious - not conscious; lacking awareness and the capacity for sensory perception as if asleep or dead; "lay unconscious on the floor"|
asleep - in a state of sleep; "were all asleep when the phone rang"; "fell asleep at the wheel"
incognizant, unaware - (often followed by `of') not aware; "seemed unaware of the scrutiny"; "unaware of the danger they were in"; "unaware of the newborn hope"; "the most unaware person I've known"
insensible - incapable of physical sensation; "insensible to pain"; "insensible earth"
involuntary, nonvoluntary, unvoluntary - not subject to the control of the will; "involuntary manslaughter"; "involuntary servitude"; "an involuntary shudder"; "It (becoming a hero) was involuntary. They sank my boat"- John F.Kennedy
conscious - 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"
|2.||unconscious - without conscious volition|
|3.||unconscious - (followed by `of') not knowing or perceiving; "happily unconscious of the new calamity at home"- Charles Dickens|
senseless conscious, awake, sensible
unaware aware, conscious, alert, sensible
unintentional planned, conscious, deliberate, intentional, studied, calculated, wilful
"The images of the unconscious place a great responsibility upon a man. Failure to understand them, or a shirking of ethical responsibility, deprives him of his wholeness and imposes a painful fragmentariness on his life" [Carl Jung Memories, Dreams, Reflections]
to be unconscious → estar sin sentido or inconsciente
to be unconscious for three hours → pasar tres horas sin sentido
to become unconscious → perder el sentido or conocimiento, desmayarse
to fall unconscious → caer sin sentido
they found him unconscious → lo encontraron inconsciente
to be unconscious of sth → no ser consciente de algo
he remained blissfully unconscious of the danger → continuó tan tranquilo, sin darse cuenta del peligro
to knock sb unconscious → assommer qn
to beat sb unconscious → assommer qn de coups
the unconscious → l'inconscient m
to fall unconscious → svenire, cadere (a terra) privo/a di sensi
to knock sb unconscious → far perdere i sensi a qn con un colpo