- the totality of mental processes of which the individual is not aware; unreportable mental activities.
Origin of subconscious
Examples from the Web for subconsciousness
It comes out of a subconsciousness in which death and not life is the base.The Conquest of Fear
They form a part, not of consciousness, but of subconsciousness.Applied Psychology: Making Your Own World
His subconsciousness was very powerfully alive in these days.The Money Master, Complete
Access to the subconsciousness is becoming commoner and simpler.Ghosts I Have Seen
The experience sank into the subconsciousness as seed to await fruition.The Brownings
- acting or existing without one's awarenesssubconscious motive
Word Origin and History for subconsciousness
- The state in which mental processes take place without the conscious perception of the individual.
- Not wholly conscious; partially or imperfectly conscious.
- The part of the mind below the level of conscious perception.
The part of the psyche just below consciousness and capable of bursting into consciousness. For example, a repressed sexual desire is part of our subconsciousness, although we may at some time become conscious of it.