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SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does self-consciousness mean? 

SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS (noun)
  The noun SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS has 2 senses:

1. embarrassment deriving from the feeling that others are critically aware of you
2. self-awareness plus the additional realization that others are similarly aware of you

  Familiarity information: SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS (noun)


Sense 1self-consciousness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Embarrassment deriving from the feeling that others are critically aware of you

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

self-consciousness; uncomfortableness; uneasiness

Hypernyms ("self-consciousness" is a kind of...):

embarrassment (the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public)


Sense 2self-consciousness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Self-awareness plus the additional realization that others are similarly aware of you

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("self-consciousness" is a kind of...):

self-awareness (awareness of your own individuality)

Antonym:

unselfconsciousness (the quality of being not self-conscious; unawareness of yourself or of others' views of yourself)


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