What's the word to convey the meaning "not consciously aware of"?

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    Perhaps oblivious...
    – Em1
    Sep 12 '12 at 8:33
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    You should expand this question by giving some examples of when/how you might use the word. As it is now, your question seems too vague. For example, what's wrong with unaware? You could be unaware that there's a snake on the ground in front of you, you could be unaware of an old proof to a math problem, you could be unaware of a smear of ketchup on your chin. In what context are you thinking of using this word?
    – J.R.
    Sep 12 '12 at 8:38
  • Unconscious will fit in most cases. Sep 12 '12 at 8:47
  • You could say he is a madman...
    – Noah
    Sep 12 '12 at 9:41
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    Do you mean "aware, but not conscious of the awareness" (if that's even possible) or "unaware"? Sep 12 '12 at 13:37

Subliminal is defined as:

existing or functioning below the threshold of consciousness or below the threshold of conscious perception

A subliminal message is one that you may not be consciously aware of.


Incognizant or incognisant, depending on whether you're concerned with English or US spelling.



Oblivious, incognizant, unconscious(ly)... unaware... unawares...


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