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SELF-CONSCIOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does self-conscious mean? 

SELF-CONSCIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective SELF-CONSCIOUS has 2 senses:

1. aware of yourself as an individual or of your own being and actions and thoughts
2. excessively and uncomfortably conscious of your appearance or behavior

  Familiarity information: SELF-CONSCIOUS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SELF-CONSCIOUS (adjective)


Sense 1self-conscious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Aware of yourself as an individual or of your own being and actions and thoughts

Synonyms:

self-aware; self-conscious

Context examples:

self-conscious awareness / self-conscious about their roles as guardians of the social values

Similar:

conscious (knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts)


Sense 2self-conscious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Excessively and uncomfortably conscious of your appearance or behavior

Context examples:

self-conscious teenagers / wondered if she could ever be untidy without feeling self-conscious about it

Similar:

uncomfortable (conducive to or feeling mental discomfort)


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