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1. Aware of oneself as an individual or of one's own being, actions, or thoughts.
2. Socially ill at ease: The self-conscious teenager sat alone during lunch.
3. Excessively conscious of one's appearance or manner: The self-conscious actor kept fixing his hair.
4. Showing the effects of self-consciousness; stilted: self-conscious prose.

self′-con′scious·ly adv.
self′-con′scious·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.self-consciousness - embarrassment deriving from the feeling that others are critically aware of youself-consciousness - embarrassment deriving from the feeling that others are critically aware of you
embarrassment - the shame you feel when your inadequacy or guilt is made public
2.self-consciousness - self-awareness plus the additional realization that others are similarly aware of you
self-awareness - awareness of your own individuality
unselfconsciousness - the quality of being not self-conscious; unawareness of yourself or of others' views of yourself; "he had the unselfconsciousness of a child"


[ˌselfˈkɒnʃəsnɪs] Ntimidez f, inseguridad f


[ˌsɛlfˈkɒnʃəsnɪs] ndisagio, imbarazzo


(selfˈkonʃəs) adjective
too easily becoming shy or embarrassed when in the presence of others. She'll never be a good teacher – she's too self-conscious.
ˈself-ˈconsciously adverb
ˌself-ˈconsciousness noun
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But unlike Hegel, he emphasizes that animals and pre-linguistic children may experience recognitive desire and the prediscursive self consciousness that it constitutes.
233): "The individual who has not staked his life, may, no doubt, be recognized as a person, but he has not attained the truth of his recognition as an independent self consciousness.
But, even as her student became famous, Sullivan remained objective: ``Helen Keller is neither a `phenomenal child,' `an intellectual prodigy,' nor an `extraordinary genius' but simply a very bright and lovely child, unmarred by self consciousness or any taint of evil.

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