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self-conscious

adjective uk   /ˌselfˈkɒn.ʃəs/ us    /-ˈkɑːn-/
C1 nervous or uncomfortable because you know what people think about you or your actions: He looked uncomfortable, like a self-conscious adolescent.Shy and modestAnxious and worried
self-consciously
adverb uk   /ˌselfˈkɒn.ʃəs.li/ us    /-ˈkɑːn-/
Shy and modestAnxious and worried
self-consciousness
noun [U] uk   /ˌselfˈkɒn.ʃəs.nəs/ us    /-ˈkɑːn-/
Shy and modestAnxious and worried
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