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self-conscious

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishself-consciousˌself-ˈconscious adjective 🔊 🔊 1 EMBARRASSEDworried and embarrassed about what you look like or what other people think of youself-conscious about 🔊 Jerry’s pretty self-conscious about his weight.see thesaurus at embarrassed, shy2 Aself-conscious art, writing etc shows that the artist etc is paying too much attention to how the public will react to their workself-consciously adverb 🔊 The boys posed rather self-consciously for the photo.self-consciousness noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
self-conscious"I've never drunk wine before, " I said, suddenly self-conscious.He wore nothing except shorts, and was unlike the head of Nefertiti in that he was self-conscious.It has to be closely supervised but provides a good job for any adult who might be feeling somewhat self-conscious.Teenagers are often very self-conscious about their appearance.At first, there were faint murmurings, barely audible even within the row, and self-conscious answers from the team leader.I always feel really self-conscious in a bikini.However, be careful of creating self-conscious metaphors and similes.A self-conscious orphan, she took emotional refuge in social form and social skills.Mary had provoked sensations of his childhood; one of them was this womb-echoing self-conscious snugness indoors, safe from outside turbulence.Her diary was written in a strangely self-conscious style.The superintendent divined from the self-conscious way he carried himself that Hebden wished he had.self-conscious aboutLeo's still self-conscious about his accent.
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