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Princeton's WordNet

  1. self-conscious, self-awareadjective

    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-consciousadjective

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. self-consciousadjective

    aware of oneself as an individual being

  2. self-consciousadjective

    uncomfortably over-conscious of one's appearance or behaviour

ChatGPT

  1. self-conscious

    Being self-conscious refers to being excessively aware of one's self, actions, appearance, or manners. This may result in feelings of discomfort or awkwardness, especially when one believes they are being judged or observed by others. A self-conscious person often has a high level of concern for how they are perceived, leading to a heightened sensitivity to their surroundings.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Self-consciousadjective

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

  2. Self-consciousadjective

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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of self-conscious in a Sentence

  1. Cynthia Ellis-Topsy:

    I said to William that when [his brother] Prince Harry came to Belize he was dancing and didn't need encouragement, he is a wild card. William laughed and said, 'Harry's not self-conscious.’.

  2. 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.

  3. Megan Robertson:

    People like myself, are self-conscious about their appearance.

  4. Barbara Bush:

    I may not be the most eloquent, but I learned early that eloquence won't draw oil from the ground, i may sometimes be a little awkward, but there's nothing self-conscious in my love of country. I am Barbara Bush -- but I hear the quiet people others don't.

  5. Kendall Jenner:

    Where it really impacted me was how self-conscious I became about it. It completely ruined my self-esteem. I wouldn’t even look at people when I talked to them, i felt like such an outcast; when I spoke, it was with my hand covering my face. Sure, I had crushes in high school, but I wouldn’t even think about looking at guys.


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