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adjective self-conscious pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    embarrassed or worried about how you look or what other people think of you

    Knowing they were watching me made me feel very self-conscious.

    a self-conscious laugh

    self-conscious about:

    Jack was not in the least self-conscious about his weight.

  2. 2
    not successful in creating a particular effect because of being too obvious

    a self-conscious attempt to give the entire film a romantic atmosphere

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self-consciously

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self-consciousness

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