- 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.
adverb uk /ˌselfˈkɒn.ʃəs.li/ us /ˌselfˈkɑːn.ʃəs.li/
noun [ U ] uk /ˌselfˈkɒn.ʃəs.nəs/ us /ˌselfˈkɑːn.ʃəs.nəs/