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self-con·scious

(sĕlf′kŏn′shəs)
adj.
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.

self-conscious

adj
1. unduly aware of oneself as the object of the attention of others; embarrassed
2. (Psychology) conscious of one's existence
ˌself-ˈconsciously adv
ˌself-ˈconsciousness n

self′-con′scious



adj.
1. excessively aware of being observed by others.
2. conscious of oneself or one's own being.
[1670–80]
self′-con′sciously, adv.
self′-con′sciousness, n.

self-conscious

confident
1. 'self-conscious'

Someone who is self-conscious is easily embarrassed and worries about what other people think of them.

I stood there, feeling self-conscious.
Patrick is self-conscious about his thinness.
2. 'confident'

If someone is sure of their own abilities, qualities, or ideas, you do not say that they are 'self-conscious'. You say that they are confident, self-confident, or self-assured.

...a witty, young and confident lawyer.
She was remarkably self-confident for her age.
His comments were firm and self-assured.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.self-conscious - aware of yourself as an individual or of your own being and actions and thoughts; "self-conscious awareness"; "self-conscious about their roles as guardians of the social values"- D.M.Potter
conscious - knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts; "remained conscious during the operation"; "conscious of his faults"; "became conscious that he was being followed"
2.self-conscious - excessively and uncomfortably conscious of your appearance or behavior; "self-conscious teenagers"; "wondered if she could ever be untidy without feeling self-conscious about it"
uncomfortable - conducive to or feeling mental discomfort; "this kind of life can prove disruptive and uncomfortable"; "the uncomfortable truth"; "grew uncomfortable beneath his appraising eye"; "an uncomfortable way of surprising me just when I felt surest"; "the teacher's presence at the conference made the child very uncomfortable"

self-conscious

Translations

self-conscious

[ˌselfˈkɒnʃəs] ADJcohibido, tímido
she was really self-conscious at firstal principio estaba muy cohibida
she was self-conscious about her heightestaba acomplejada por su estatura

self-conscious

[ˌsɛlfˈkɒnʃəs] adja disagio, impacciato/a

self-conscious

(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

self-conscious

خَجُول nesmělý selvbevidst befangen ενσυνείδητος acomplejado vaivautunut timide samosvjestan imbarazzato 自意識の強い 남의 이목을 꺼리는 verlegen forlegen nieśmiały acanhado застенчивый självmedveten มีสติรู้ตัว içine kapanık ngượng ngập 自我意识的

self-conscious

adj cohibido, preocupado por lo que los demás puedan pensar de uno
References in classic literature ?
Thus used to living in the public eye, the actors carry off their parts at weddings and other dramatic ceremonials, with more spirit than is easy to a townsman, who is naturally made self-conscious by being suddenly called upon to fill for a day a public position for which he has had no training.
at sight of which Ilya Rostov blushed with self-conscious pleasure), the footmen began popping corks and filling the champagne glasses.
Gouvernail was in no sense a diffident man, for he was not a self-conscious one.
Through increased experience men were certainly wiser and more sophisticated than before, but they were also more self-conscious and sadder or more pensive.
Winsett himself had a savage abhorrence of social observances: Archer, who dressed in the evening because he thought it cleaner and more comfortable to do so, and who had never stopped to consider that cleanliness and comfort are two of the costliest items in a modest budget, regarded Winsett's attitude as part of the boring "Bohemian" pose that always made fashionable people, who changed their clothes without talking about it, and were not forever harping on the number of servants one kept, seem so much simpler and less self-conscious than the others.
Nevertheless our old game with the haver of a thing, as she called it, was continued, with this difference, that it was now she who carried the book covertly upstairs, and I who replaced it on the shelf, and several times we caught each other in the act, but not a word said either of us; we were grown self-conscious.
Hitherto the toys I had bought had always been for him, and as we durst not admit this to the saleswoman we were both horribly self-conscious when in the shop.
Much as my dear boy was, unhappily, too self-conscious and self-satisfied (I'll draw no parallel between him and you in that respect) to love as he should have loved, or as any one in his place would have loved--must have loved
He caught a glimpse of that pathetic figure of him, so long ago, a self-conscious savage, sprouting sweat at every pore in an agony of apprehension, puzzled by the bewildering minutiae of eating- implements, tortured by the ogre of a servant, striving at a leap to live at such dizzy social altitude, and deciding in the end to be frankly himself, pretending no knowledge and no polish he did not possess.
At breakfast, his wife ate sullenly, refusing to be drawn into the conversation, but by a wise compression of her lips and a flicker of amusement in her eyes, which seemed to say: "Oh, if only you could see how absurd you appear," she contrived very cleverly to render Martin miserably self-conscious.
She put it to herself as indelicately as possible, in the hope that her brain would cry, "Rubbish, you're a self-conscious fool
Furthermore, he got over being awkward and self-conscious.