Definition of Self-conscious

1. Adjective. Aware of yourself as an individual or of your own being and actions and thoughts. "Self-conscious about their roles as guardians of the social values"

Exact synonyms: Self-aware
Similar to: Conscious
Derivative terms: Self-awareness, Self-consciousness



2. Adjective. Excessively and uncomfortably conscious of your appearance or behavior. "Wondered if she could ever be untidy without feeling self-conscious about it"
Similar to: Uncomfortable
Derivative terms: Self-consciousness

Definition of Self-conscious

1. Adjective. aware of oneself as an individual being ¹

2. Adjective. uncomfortably over-conscious of one's appearance or behaviour ¹

3. Adjective. ill at ease socially ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Self-conscious

self-complacent
self-conceit
self-conceited
self-conceitedly
self-concern
self-condemnation
self-confessed
self-confessed(a)
self-confidence
self-confident
self-confidently
self-congratulate
self-congratulation
self-congratulatory
self-conjugate
self-conscious (current term)
self-consciously
self-consciousness
self-consistent
self-contained
self-contemplation
self-contempt
self-contradiction
self-contradictory
self-control
self-controlled
self-critical
self-criticism
self-cultivation
self-curing resin

Literary usage of Self-conscious

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"The hungry man with food before him is little more self-conscious, if, indeed, any more self- conscious, than the animal which spends all of its time and ..."

2. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"The hungry man with food before him is little more self-conscious, ... indeed, any more self- conscious, than the animal which spends all of its time and ..."

3. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1911)
"I do become self-conscious, most strongly, in just those situations which seem to demand that I appear not to be self-conscious; when I know myself to be ..."

4. The American Journal of Psychology by Edward Bradford ( Titchener, Granville Stanley Hall (1911)
"I do become self-conscious, most strongly, in just those situations which seem to demand that I appear not to be self-conscious; when I know myself to be ..."

5. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"The ideal world of Plato is thus not so much a world of spiritual or self-conscious existence as of abstract reason— a system of abstract rational ..."

6. Man and His Bodies by Annie Wood Besant (1896)
"... in this way he becomes self-conscious in all the world ; for this he learned to thrill responsive to every cry of pain, to every throb of joy or sorrow. ..."

7. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"But in man, in so far as he is self-conscious,—and it is self-consciousness that makes him man, —the unity through which all things are and are known is ..."

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