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subliminal
(adj)
sǝb-LIM-i-nǝl
Meaning

below the threshold of awareness; not consciously perceived

1st Sample Sentence

Most of our perceptions are subliminal, being so instantaneous that they remain below the threshold of consciousness.

Root

sub (under, up to)#limen liminis (threshold, lintel) (Latin)

Synonyms

cryptic, implicit, subliminal

Antonyms

blatant

Mnemonics

sub means smaller. liminal (minimal) is pertaining to limit. smaller than a limit.

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