- conscious or, esp., unduly conscious of oneself as an object of notice: a self-conscious poet
- awkward or embarrassed in the presence of others; ill at ease
- indicating embarrassment: a self-conscious cough
- having or showing awareness of one's own existence, actions, etc.; conscious of oneself
Dean used to be self conscious of his eyes when he was younger but now he doesn't mind the color difference called Heterochromia Iridum because it's unique.
An example of a self conscious person is someone who is continually checking his appearance to make sure he looks OK and doesn't have something that could embarrass him.
- Aware of oneself as an individual or of one's own being, actions, or thoughts.
- Socially ill at ease: The self-conscious teenager sat alone during lunch.
- Excessively conscious of one's appearance or manner: The self-conscious actor kept fixing his hair.
- Showing the effects of self-consciousness; stilted: self-conscious prose.
(comparative more selfconscious, superlative most selfconscious)
- Alternative spelling of self-conscious.
(comparative more self-conscious, superlative most self-conscious)
self- +"Ž conscious
- Shy people may feel uncomfortable with others, but they do not experience severe anxiety, they do not worry excessively about social situations beforehand, and they do not avoid events that make them feel self-conscious.
- Confidence: While anyone should feel comfortable working out anywhere, people who are very overweight, or who have never exercised before, may feel self-conscious about exercising in a room full of other people.
- Nudism can be differentiated from the practice of spontaneous or private nude bathing ("skinny-dipping") in that it is an ongoing, self-conscious and systematic philosophy or lifestyle choice, rather than a spontaneous decision to disrobe.
- Anxiety is still the root cause of the mutism, and it is theorized that these language difficulties may make the child more self-conscious about his or her speaking skills and thus may increase the fear of being judged by others.
- A woman may have the perfect body, but if she's a bit self-conscious by how much of it a string bikini can reveal, slouching and hiding under her beach cover up, she'll never be able to pull off wearing one in public.