Definitions for self-conscious

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word self-conscious

Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. excessively aware of being observed by others.

  2. conscious of oneself or one's own being.

Origin of self-conscious:



Princeton's WordNet

  1. self-conscious, self-aware(adj)

    aware of yourself as an individual or of your own being and actions and thoughts

    "self-conscious awareness"; "self-conscious about their roles as guardians of the social values"- D.M.Potter

  2. self-conscious(adj)

    excessively and uncomfortably conscious of your appearance or behavior

    "self-conscious teenagers"; "wondered if she could ever be untidy without feeling self-conscious about it"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. self-conscious(adjective)ˈɛlfkˈɑɑnfədənt

    showing that you are embarrassed about yourself

    She stood on stage looking self-conscious.; a self-conscious teenager


  1. self-conscious(Adjective)

    aware of oneself as an individual being

  2. self-conscious(Adjective)

    uncomfortably over-conscious of one's appearance or behaviour

Webster Dictionary

  1. Self-conscious(adj)

    conscious of one's acts or state as belonging to, or originating in, one's self

  2. Self-conscious(adj)

    conscious of one's self as an object of the observation of others; as, the speaker was too self-conscious

Translations for self-conscious

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


too easily becoming shy or embarrassed when in the presence of others

She'll never be a good teacher; – she's too self-conscious.

Get even more translations for self-conscious »


Find a translation for the self-conscious definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these self-conscious definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"self-conscious." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 20 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for self-conscious?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for self-conscious: