Self-conscious definition

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Aware of oneself as an individual or of one's own being, actions, or thoughts.
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Excessively conscious of one's appearance or manner.

The self-conscious actor kept fixing his hair.

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The definition of self conscious is a person who is overly concerned about his own actions and appearance and with what others think of him.

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.

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Awkward or embarrassed in the presence of others; ill at ease.
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Socially ill at ease.

The self-conscious teenager sat alone during lunch.

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Indicating embarrassment.

A self-conscious cough.

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Showing the effects of self-consciousness; stilted.

Self-conscious prose.

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Showing the effects of self-consciousness; stilted.

Self-conscious prose.

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(philos., psychol.) Having or showing awareness of one's own existence, actions, etc.; conscious of oneself.
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Conscious or, esp., unduly conscious of oneself as an object of notice.

A self-conscious poet.

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Alternative spelling of self-conscious.
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Uncomfortably over-conscious of one's appearance or behaviour.
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Socially ill at ease.
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Socially ill at ease.

The self-conscious teenager sat alone during lunch.

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Aware of oneself as an individual or of one's own being, actions, or thoughts.
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Excessively conscious of one's appearance or manner.
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Origin of self-conscious