- the totality of mental processes of which the individual is not aware; unreportable mental activities.
Origin of subconscious
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Examples from the Web for subconscious
Their motives were the usual mix of the honorable, the base, and the subconscious.Death of JFK Spawned an Industry That Thrived for Decades
November 24, 2013
The third eye would seem to symbolize a hidden inner knowledge or the subconscious.‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3 for Dummies
March 27, 2013
I knew that on a subconscious level at the writing stage, because of the way the stories went together.‘Mad Men’: Matthew Weiner & Christina Hendricks on ‘The Other Woman,’ Part 1
August 7, 2012
“The effect is probably very subtle,” admits Pincott, but she adds that there are subconscious behavioral factors at work as well.Should You Quit the Pill?
November 6, 2011
There is much meaning to be gleaned, too, from your own subconscious motivations, Freudian slip-ups, and dreams.Horoscopes: The Week of March 27
Starsky + Cox
March 26, 2011
For most of us the fear of death is a subconscious rather than an active fear.The Conquest of Fear
This may be called the intuitive or subconscious judgment of woman.The Sexual Question
Helen in those days was over-interested in the subconscious self.Howards End
E. M. Forster
This routine had been drilled into them, branded into their subconscious.The Hour of Battle
And now she knew in a subconscious sort of way why he had earlier withdrawn.Mistress Wilding
- acting or existing without one's awarenesssubconscious motive
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Word Origin and History for subconscious
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Not wholly conscious; partially or imperfectly conscious.
- The part of the mind below the level of conscious perception.
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