self-conscious Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “self-conscious” in the English Dictionary

"self-conscious" in British English

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self-consciousadjective

uk   /ˌselfˈkɒn.ʃəs/  us   /-ˈkɑːn-/
C1 nervous or ​uncomfortable because you are ​worried about what ​peoplethink about you or ​youractions: He ​lookeduncomfortable, 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 ​badskin 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-/
(Definition of self-conscious from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"self-conscious" in American English

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self-consciousadjective

 us   /ˌselfˈkɑn·ʃəs/
uncomfortable about yourself and ​worried about ​disapproval from other ​people: She was self-conscious about her ​weight.
self-consciously
adverb  us   /ˌselfˈkɑn·ʃəs·li/
She ​blushed self-consciously when I ​complimented her.
(Definition of self-conscious from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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