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For me, the first fact of human existence is the human body. But if you embrace the reality of the human body, you embrace mortality, and that is a very difficult thing for anything to do because the self-conscious mind cannot imagine non-existence. It's impossible to do.
David Cronenberg

Meaning of "self-conscious" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SELF-CONSCIOUS

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SELF-CONSCIOUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Self-Conscious is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES SELF-CONSCIOUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Self-consciousness

Self-consciousness is an acute sense of self-awareness. It is a preoccupation with oneself, as opposed to the philosophical state of self-awareness, which is the awareness that one exists as an individual being; although some writers use both terms interchangeably or synonymously. An unpleasant feeling of self-consciousness may occur when one realizes that one is being watched or observed, the feeling that "everyone is looking" at oneself. Some people are habitually more self-conscious than others. Unpleasant feelings of self-consciousness are sometimes associated with shyness or paranoia.

Definition of self-conscious in the English dictionary

The definition of self-conscious in the dictionary is unduly aware of oneself as the object of the attention of others; embarrassed. Other definition of self-conscious is conscious of one's existence.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SELF-CONSCIOUS

self-conceit
self-conceited
self-concept
self-confessed
self-confidence
self-confident
self-confidently
self-congratulation
self-congratulatory
self-consciously
self-consciousness
self-contained
self-containedly
self-containedness
self-contempt
self-contradiction
self-contradictory
self-control
self-controlled
self-controlling

WORDS THAT END LIKE SELF-CONSCIOUS

atrocious
audacious
auspicious
bootylicious
conscious
delicious
efficacious
ferocious
gracious
luscious
malicious
precious
previous
spacious
specious
subconscious
suspicious
tenacious
unconscious
vicious
voracious

Synonyms and antonyms of self-conscious in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SELF-CONSCIOUS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «self-conscious» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of self-conscious

Translation of «self-conscious» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SELF-CONSCIOUS

Find out the translation of self-conscious to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of self-conscious from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «self-conscious» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

自我意识的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

acomplejado
570 millions of speakers

English

self-conscious
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

संकोची
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خَجُول
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

застенчивый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

acanhado
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আত্মসচেতনতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

timide
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

sedar diri
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

befangen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

自意識の強い
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

남의 이목을 꺼리는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyemangati
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ngượng ngập
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சுய உணர்வு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्वत: लाजाळू
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

İçine kapanık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

imbarazzato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nieśmiały
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сором´язливий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sfios
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ενσυνείδητος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

self- bewuste
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

självmedveten
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

forlegen
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of self-conscious

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SELF-CONSCIOUS»

The term «self-conscious» is quite widely used and occupies the 41.868 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SELF-CONSCIOUS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about self-conscious

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10 QUOTES WITH «SELF-CONSCIOUS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word self-conscious.
1
Malin Akerman
I don't mind being goofy and silly. I love to make people laugh and I'm not self-conscious.
2
Mark Batterson
To me, growing into spiritual maturity is becoming less self-conscious and more God-conscious.
3
Eric Bogosian
Well, the real Eric Bogosian is pretty self-conscious of himself.
4
Anthony Bourdain
I don't have much patience for people who are self-conscious about the act of eating, and it irritates me when someone denies themselves the pleasure of a bloody hunk of steak or a pungent French cheese because of some outdated nonsense about what's appropriate or attractive.
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Brianna Brown
I definitely suffered from stage fright. I had to work really hard to come out of my shell. When I was little, I was very loud and loved performing in front of people. I was fearless. When I hit puberty, I became very shy and self-conscious.
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Vincent Cassel
I used to be more self-conscious about style because when you're younger, you want to exist, you want to show everything you do.
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Sofia Coppola
I never studied directing and I never really thought about doing it, and then I just found myself in that situation and tried it. I like to be observing everything else, and I get self-conscious in front of the camera.
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David Cronenberg
For me, the first fact of human existence is the human body. But if you embrace the reality of the human body, you embrace mortality, and that is a very difficult thing for anything to do because the self-conscious mind cannot imagine non-existence. It's impossible to do.
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Bobby Darin
You're either sexy or you're not. I'm very self-conscious about my physiognomy.
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Anita Desai
When I was very young, I used to share much of what I wrote with my family, but as I got older and more self-conscious, it became a much more private process.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SELF-CONSCIOUS»

Discover the use of self-conscious in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to self-conscious and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Self-conscious Emotions: Theory and Research
Timely and authoritative, this volume reviews the breadth of current knowledge on the self-conscious emotions and their role in psychological and social functioning.
Jessica L. Tracy, Richard W. Robins, June Price Tangney, 2007
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Metafiction
First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Patricia Waugh, 2013
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The Metamorphosis of Persephone: Ovid and the Self-conscious ...
The book is at once a literary historical enquiry into the double transformation of the rape of Persephone, and a critical exploration of the self-conscious delight in language and in writing manifested in and between these twin Ovidian ...
Stephen Hinds, 1987
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A Self-conscious Art: Patrick Modiano's Postmodern Fictions
This book is a timely introduction to the work of one of the most successful modern French novelists.
Akane Kawakami, 2000
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Romanticism and the self-conscious poem
This book explores the "self-conscious poem" - that is, a poem concerned with poetry that displays awareness of itself as poetry - in the work of the major Romantic poets, Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats.
Michael O'Neill, 1997
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Self-conscious Art: A Tribute to John W. Kronik
The essays in this volume consider such questions as the limits of self-consciousness, the creative and circumstantial tensions that produce its various features, the ludic nature of art, the role of interpretation, and the aesthetic, ...
Susan L. Fischer, John W. Kronik, 1996
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Plays about the Theatre in England, 1737-1800: Or, The ...
This work is the late author's manuscript abridged and edited by M. L. Lawhon.
Dane Farnsworth Smith, M. L. Lawhon, 1979
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Social and Personality Development
secondary (or complex) emotions self-conscious or self-evaluative emotions that emerge in the second and third years and depend in part on cognitive development (sometimes called self-conscious emotions). secondary (or complex) ...
David Shaffer, 2008
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The Paradox of Self-consciousness
In this book, Jose Luis Bermudez addesses two fundamental problems in the philosophy and psychology of self-consciousness: (1) Can we provide a noncircular account of fully fledged self-conscious thought and language in terms of more ...
José Luis Bermúdez, 2000
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Self-Disclosure: Theory, Research and Therapy
Franzoi (1983) and Turner (1978a), for example, found that high-private self- conscious subjects listed more self-descriptive adjectives when describing themselves than did those who did not typically reflect on private self-aspects, suggesting ...
Valerian J. Derlaga, John H. Berg, 1987

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SELF-CONSCIOUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term self-conscious is used in the context of the following news items.
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Actress Emma Roberts Self-Conscious About Pale Complexion, But …
Emma Roberts attends the "X-Men: Days of Future Past" world movie premiere in New York City, May 10, 2014. Reuters/Eric Thayer. Beautiful actress Emma ... «International Business Times, Jul 15»
2
Not Cool! Millennial Women Are Skipping the Beach Because They …
1 thing respondents avoid is going to the beach, while 80 percent steer clear of certain activities because they feel self-conscious about their bodies. Shockingly ... «People Magazine, Jun 15»
3
Listen Up Philip review – self-conscious antiheroism
Jason Schwartzman in Listen Up Philip 'A cruel, miserable person': Jason Schwartzman in Listen Up Philip. Photograph: Everett/REX Shutterstock/Everett/ ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
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The 'Mad Men' Series Finale: A Sweet, Self-Conscious Kiss-Off
Mad Men concluded its run on Sunday night with a warm hug of an ending, an episode written and directed by show creator Matthew Weiner that was in keeping ... «Yahoo News, May 15»
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Self-Conscious Final Clubs
Last week, a Tumblr blog at iminafinalclub.com posted the purported names of members of the male final clubs. Several days ago, another similar blog, ... «Harvard Crimson, May 15»
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The 'mummy blogger': 'accused of trying to steal jobs from real …
I used to be a bit self-conscious about saying I was a blogger, but now I'll shout it from the rooftops. I can't believe how far I've come, all because I was lonely all ... «The Guardian, Apr 15»
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Gut Check: Confessions of a Self-Conscious Conservative
But sooner, rather than later, a sensible person has to realize that being a self-conscious conservative is not so much a winning strategy (a method of ... «Breitbart News, Apr 15»
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'Self-conscious' girls start giving up sport aged 8
Seven-year-old girls think boys cheat and are overly-competitive during PE lessons while boys say girls lack skill, according to research into gender differences ... «The Times, Mar 15»
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'Self-conscious' Michael Wenham stabbed prostitute after failed …
A father-of-three accused of slashing the throat of a young prostitute with a Stanley knife while recovering from a failed penis enlargement has been found guilty ... «Metro, Jan 15»
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Man who was self-conscious about penis enlargement 'slit …
A father who was 'self conscious' about a failed penis enlargement operation booked a prostitute in Slough – before slicing open her neck with a Stanley knife ... «Metro, Jan 15»

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