[ uh-wair-nis ]
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  1. the state or condition of being aware; having knowledge; consciousness: The object of the information drive is to raise awareness of what spreads HIV/AIDS.

Origin of awareness


Other words from awareness

  • hy·per·a·ware·ness, noun
  • o·ver·a·ware·ness, noun
  • self-a·ware·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use awareness in a sentence

  • The test of a civilized person is first self-awareness, and then depth after depth of sincerity in self-confrontation.

    The Crow's Nest | Clarence Day, Jr.
  • Ironically, the services themselves became an early target of this rising self-awareness.

  • In the enormous evening only a little shiver of self-awareness was left to her.

    Narcissus | Evelyn Scott
  • After all, it's just a question of increasing their self-awareness.

    Piper in the Woods | Philip K. Dick
  • His extraordinary self-estimate and self-awareness are equally noticeable.

    Whitman | John Burroughs