What does self-conscious mean?

Definitions for self-conscious

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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"


  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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of self-conscious in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of self-conscious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Steven Wise:

    They're self-conscious, they understand that they existed yesterday, that they're going to exist tomorrow.

  2. Edward Farrior:

    With the growth of social media, there is no question that people see themselves more often in a bad light, social media has made some people more self-conscious.

  3. Ray Douglas Bradbury:

    Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things.

  4. Lindsey Vonn:

    I always feel self-conscious, i'm probably the least confident person on the slopes that you'll find, shockingly enough. I feel like when I get on red carpets and stuff, it's kind of like I'm playing a role.

  5. Henry James:

    It is, I think, an indisputable fact that Americans are, as Americans, the most self- conscious people in the world, and the most addicted to the belief that the other nations are in a conspiracy to under-value them.

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