self-conscious
Adjective

self-conscious

  1. Aware of oneself as an individual being.
  2. Uncomfortably over-conscious of one's appearance or behaviour.
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter IX, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326 ↗:
      “Heavens!” exclaimed Nina, “the blue-stocking and the fogy!—and yours are pale blue, Eileen!—you’re about as self-conscious as Drina—slumping there with your hair tumbling à la Mérode! Oh, it's very picturesque, of course, but a straight spine and good grooming is better. […]”
  3. Socially ill at ease.
Translations
  • French: introspectif
  • Italian: autocosciente
  • Spanish: autoconsciente
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