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Definition of "self-consciousness" [self•-con•scious•ness]

  • The awareness of the self as an entity. (noun)
  • Shyness. A feeling of unease in social situations. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "self-consciousness" in a sentence
  • "If, then, self-consciousness exists in man, it necessarily presupposes an absolutely _original_, therefore _unconditioned, self-consciousness_."
  • "Sharon nearly blushed because it was true, despite all this self-consciousness."
  • "Sitting at a table among the food stalls, we ate oxtails in a bright green broth, still gripped by that displaced self-consciousness, a feeling of formality, even with each other."