self-conscious


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self-conscious

conscious of one's existence
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The father, in occasional conversation with one and another, appeared to be avoiding the subject with the usual self-conscious solemnity, and occasionally he looked, somewhat anxiously, I thought, towards the church door.
Just as in the drama, therefore, something of the Elizabethan spirit remains in the lyric poetry; yet here also before many years there is a perceptible change; the Elizabethan spontaneous joyousness largely vanishes and is replaced by more self-conscious artistry or thought.
At first speech in French is self-conscious, a matter of the will.
They'd be much less self-conscious as pantomime-fairies.
He had been looking forward to this expedition as to a holiday, for, once away from the hotel, surely wonderful things would happen, instead of which nothing happened, and here they were as uncomfortable, as restrained, as self-conscious as ever.
She sidled towards them and sat down, self-conscious as she always was on entering a room which contained one man, or a man and one woman.
We said it with self-conscious pride, like men who know their own power.
We hated this, because Sara Ray was always so maddeningly self-conscious of having an escort.
WHEN Helen Mirren felt self-conscious about her body, she was only a young woman.
I'm very self-conscious about my body, but I want my boobs to be pushed up because it makes my waist look smaller.
The Conscience and Self-Conscious Emotions in Adolescence: An Integrative Approach
We all know Kim Kardashian is a little self-conscious about her weight right now.