Definition of self–conscious
1a : conscious of one's own acts or states as belonging to or originating in oneself : aware of oneself as an individualb : intensely aware of oneself : conscious a rising and self–conscious social class; also : produced or done with such awareness self–conscious art
2 : uncomfortably conscious of oneself as an object of the observation of others : ill at ease
First Known Use of self–conscious
SELF–CONSCIOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of self–conscious for English Language Learners
: uncomfortably nervous about or embarrassed by what other people think about you
: done in a way that shows an awareness of the effect that is produced : done in a deliberate way
SELF–CONSCIOUS Defined for Kids
Definition of self–conscious for Students
: feeling uncomfortably nervous or embarrassed when in the presence of or when being observed by other people He's very self-conscious about his appearance.
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