In the state of a waking as distinguished from that of a sleeping person or an inanimate thing; in the act of feeling, or endowed with feeling, in the broadest sense of the word.Attributing, or capable of attributing, one's sensations, cognitions, etc., to one's self; aware of the unity of self in knowledge; aware of one's self; self-conscious.Having one's feelings directed toward one's self; embarrassed by one's feelings about one's own person, and by the sense of being observed and criticized by others.Present to consciousness; known or perceived as existing in one's self; felt: as, conscious guilt.Aware of an object; perceiving.Aware of an external object: a less correct use of the term: followed in either use by of or that, formerly by to or to one's self that.Aware of some element of character as belonging to one's self.Synonyms To be Sensible or Conscious, etc. (see feel). Aware, Conscious. Aware refers commonly to objects of perception outside of ourselves; conscious, to objects of perception within us: as, to become aware of the presence of a stranger; to be quite aware of the danger of one's situation; to become conscious of a pain in one's eye. Aware indicates perception without feeling; conscious, generally recognition with some degree of feeling.