Definition of subconscious adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌsʌbˈkɒnʃəs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsʌbˈkɑːnʃəs//
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[usually before noun] connected with feelings that influence your behaviour even though you are not aware of them subconscious desires the subconscious mind Many advertisements work at a subconscious level. compare conscious, unconsciousExtra examples She had a subconscious desire to avenge herself on men. Some patients have a subconscious fear that they will die under anaesthetic. These attitudes normally exist at a subconscious level.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: subconscious

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