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noun [singular/uncountable] awareness pronunciation in British English /əˈweə(r)nəs/
  1. 1
    knowledge or understanding of a subject, issue, or situation
    There was a general lack of awareness about safety issues.
    racism awareness
    raise/increase awareness (of): The campaign aims to raise awareness of the dangers of passive smoking.
    increased/heightened awareness: Increased environmental awareness has led to a greater demand for recycled paper.
    1. a.
      [only before noun] relating to increasing peoples awareness
      an awareness campaign/programme/course
  2. 2
    the ability to notice things
    She lost all awareness of time and place.


… a feeling of pleasure you get from spending time doing what you want and not worrying about what other people are doing or saying

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