HyperDic: self-conscious

English > 2 senses of the word self-conscious:
ADJECTIVEallself-conscious, self-awareaware of yourself as an individual or of your own being and actions and thoughts
allself-consciousexcessively and uncomfortably conscious of your appearance or behavior
English > self-conscious: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningaware of yourself as an individual or of your own being and actions and thoughts.
Examples
  • "self-conscious awareness"
  • "self-conscious about their roles as guardians of the social values"- D.M.Potter
Synonymself-aware
Broaderconsciousknowing / knowing and perceiving
Spanishautoconsciente
Nounsself-consciousnessself-awareness plus the additional realization that others are similarly aware of you
English > self-conscious: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningexcessively and uncomfortably conscious of your appearance or behavior.
Examples
  • "self-conscious teenagers"
  • "wondered if she could ever be untidy without feeling self-conscious about it"
Broaderuncomfortableconducive to or feeling mental discomfort
Nounsself-consciousnessembarrassment deriving from the feeling that others are critically aware of you
Adverbsself-consciouslyin an uncomfortably self-conscious manner

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