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self-conscious

(sĕlf′kŏn′shəs)
adj.
1. Aware of oneself as an individual or of one's own being, actions, or thoughts.
2. Socially ill at ease: The self-conscious teenager sat alone during lunch.
3. Excessively conscious of one's appearance or manner: The self-conscious actor kept fixing his hair.
4. Showing the effects of self-consciousness; stilted: self-conscious prose.

self′-con′scious·ly adv.
self′-con′scious·ness n.

self-conscious

1 the state of being aware of oneself as an individual entity that experiences, desires, and acts.
2 a heightened awareness of oneself and one's actions as reflected by the observations and reactions of others; socially ill at ease. self-consciousness, n.

self-conscious

Being aware of oneself, esp. overly aware of appearance and actions, and thus being ill at ease.
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