Definition of subconscious in English:



  • Of or concerning the part of the mind of which one is not fully aware but which influences one's actions and feelings.

    ‘my subconscious fear’
    • ‘To understand the history of ideas, we need to look not at syllogisms but at who wields power or at the subconscious mind.’
    • ‘I began to realise how much it was influencing me on a subconscious level.’
    • ‘It is the media-programmed subconscious mind that poisons people into apathetic paralysis.’
    • ‘Even in a sensory deprivation chamber, we'll turn in on ourselves for input, taking it from our own subconscious stores of data.’
    • ‘Anyone think there's a deeper, subconscious fear buried in there somewhere?’
    • ‘Even conventional psychology talks about the fact we have a conscious mind and a subconscious mind.’
    • ‘However, most of what I do magically tends to involve internal subconscious manipulation, sleight of mind.’
    • ‘This client seems to have a pattern of sabotaging the partnership and admits to subconscious fear of having his or her heart broken.’
    • ‘I am reading a powerful book at present on how the conscious and subconscious mind works and it is really awesome stuff.’
    • ‘It says nothing, and in our submission, can say nothing about subconscious influence.’
    • ‘It's part of their program, which has influenced them on a subconscious level.’
    • ‘Perhaps the fact that the stories barely registered in my mind is a subconscious indication of my thoughts on the book.’
    • ‘Whether this collision was really an accident or due to a subconscious death wish is open to question.’
    • ‘The subconscious mind retains its values, and thus one cannot be made to do something that you simply would not do.’
    • ‘There was a niggling in the back of her mind, perhaps her subconscious prodding at her, trying to get her attention.’
    • ‘The person that was Lee Crane had ceased to exist on all but the deepest subconscious level.’
    • ‘The tasks deep in the subconscious murk elude observation.’
    • ‘Recurrent dreams are normally significant as they are usually a message your subconscious mind is desperately trying to get to you.’
    • ‘When we are children, we run freely, because we have no great subconscious burdens to carry.’
    • ‘I was going to ask if you were aware of a subconscious desire to send those vibes.’
    unconscious, latent, suppressed, repressed, subliminal, unfulfilled, dormant, hidden, concealed, underlying, innermost, deep, intuitive, instinctive, innate, involuntary
    bottled up
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  • The subconscious part of the mind (not in technical use in psychoanalysis, where unconscious is preferred)

    • ‘Dreams are doorways to the subconscious, pathways to the spirit realm and keys to the future.’
    • ‘School days always remain a nostalgia that refuses to leave one's subconscious like an aged ink stain on the shirt.’
    • ‘You are now in and have direct contact with the subconscious, specifically the area where your memories are filed.’
    • ‘The things that really matter take place in the subconscious.’
    • ‘Hypnosis is used to get past the conscious clutter and communicate directly with the subconscious.’
    • ‘The most common problems are very simple, and largely psychological if you like, in the subconscious.’
    • ‘There's a definite sense that the landscape dominates the subconscious of the artists here.’
    • ‘He slept a dreamless sleep until voices began to intrude on his subconscious.’
    • ‘All the facts are in there in your brain and then your subconscious is actually working on it whilst you are doing something else.’
    • ‘It works its way around my subconscious like the red-bellied black snake my cat dragged up onto the deck last night.’
    • ‘You don't need to be Freud to guess what's preoccupying their subconscious.’
    • ‘He'd learnt in psychology that parental behaviour had a strong impact on the subconscious.’
    • ‘I believe nightmares are a gift of our subconscious to our conscious minds.’
    • ‘I consider magic to be an expression of the unconscious, perhaps sometimes the subconscious.’
    • ‘He feels it triggers the access to his subconscious - the world of dreams that provides most of his material.’
    • ‘Simply enjoy the inscrutable logic of the subconscious, or delight in the discovery of what the vision is trying to tell you.’
    • ‘My psychology theme is on the role of the subconscious in the development of psychosis.’
    • ‘Any magical suggestions on how to banish this alter ego from my subconscious would be more than appreciated!’
    • ‘It's not often however that the effect of music on one's subconscious gets discussed.’
    • ‘Titania is a creature of the subconscious, the world of fantasy.’
    unconscious mind, mind, imagination, inner self, innermost self, self, inner man, inner woman, psyche, ego, superego, id, true being, essential nature
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