[ kog-nuh-zuh nt, kon-uh- ]
/ ˈkɒg nə zənt, ˈkɒn ə- /
having cognizance; aware (usually followed by of): He was cognizant of the difficulty.
having legal cognizance or jurisdiction.
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synonym study for cognizant
1. See conscious.
OTHER WORDS FROM cognizantnon·cog·ni·zant, adjectivenon·cog·ni·zant·ly, adverbpre·cog·ni·zant, adjectiveun·cog·ni·zant, adjective
Words nearby cognizant
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Example sentences from the Web for non-cognizant
Thus Ulysses has rapidly passed from sleep through a series of non-cognizant states, till he beholds the Goddess.Homer's Odyssey|Denton J. Snider
British Dictionary definitions for non-cognizant
/ (ˈkɒɡnɪzənt, ˈkɒnɪ-) /
(usually foll by of) aware; having knowledge
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