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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.
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  • I always feel a bit self-conscious in a hat.
  • Stop staring - you make me self-conscious.
  • She's very self-conscious about her figure.
  • He had very bad skin as a teenager and it made him painfully self-conscious.
  • I always feel very self-conscious when I'm with him.
self-consciously
adverb uk   /ˌselfˈkɒn.ʃəs.li/ us    /-ˈkɑːn-/
She blushed self-consciously when I complimented her.
self-consciousness
noun [U] uk   /ˌselfˈkɒn.ʃəs.nəs/ us    /-ˈkɑːn-/
Translations of “self-conscious”
in Spanish cohibido, tímido…
in French intimidé…
in German befangen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 侷促不安的, 不自在的…
in Russian застенчивый…
in Turkish utangaç, sıkılgan, çekingen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 局促不安的, 不自在的…
in Polish skrępowany…
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