a : conscious of one's own acts or states as belonging to or originating in oneself : aware of oneself as an individual
b : intensely aware of oneself : conscious <a rising and self–conscious social class>; also : produced or done with such awareness <self–conscious art>
: uncomfortably conscious of oneself as an object of the observation of others : ill at ease
— self–con·scious·ly adverb
— self–con·scious·ness noun
First Known Use of SELF-CONSCIOUS
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