What is the Difference Between CONSCIOUS and CONSCIENCE?

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What is the difference between CONSCIOUS & CONSCIENCE?

CONSCIOUS (CON◦shus)

Definition: awake, alert, aware of one’s surroundings

The clipart shows a person waking up, with an alarm clock ringing

Antonym: UNCONSCIOUS

Definition: asleep, not aware of anything, not conscious

The clipart shows a woman fast asleep

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Sentence example: The patient remained fully conscious during the eye procedure.

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Sentence example: She wasn’t conscious of the fact that her comments were embarrassing her colleague.

In other words, she wasn’t aware, or didn’t realize that she was embarrassing her colleague.

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The picture shows the boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Zora Folley at Madison Square Garden, NY, March 22, 1967

Sentence example: A punch from Mohammad Ali in the 7th round rendered his opponent unconscious.

Note this collocation: a person can be rendered unconscious

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Now let’s look at the word CONSCIENCE (CON◦shunce)

Definition: a moral sense of right and wrong, an inner voice that judges an individual’s conduct, approving or condemning

The clipart shows a judge’s gavel inside a person’s mind.

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Sentence example: After she lied to her boss about being sick for the day, she just lay in bed with a guilty conscience.

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Sentence example: Does it prick your conscience when you ignore a beggar in the street?

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Some common collocations with
CONSCIENCE include:

  • prick your conscience
  • guilty conscience
  • go against your conscience
  • sensitive conscience

When a person has a keen sense of responsibility, taking care to do a job thoroughly, they are said to be ‘conscientious’.

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What is the difference between CONSCIOUS & CONSCIENCE?

CONSCIOUS

Definition: awake, alert, aware of one’s surroundings

CONSCIENCE

Definition: a moral sense of right and wrong, an inner voice that judges an individual’s conduct, approving or condemning

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