adverb see self-conscious

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • self-consciously — self conscious ► ADJECTIVE 1) nervous or awkward because unduly aware of oneself or one s actions. 2) (especially of an action) deliberate and with full awareness. DERIVATIVES self consciously adverb self consciousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • self-consciously — adverb in an uncomfortably self conscious manner (Freq. 1) the little girl self consciously recited the poem • Ant: ↑unselfconsciously • Derived from adjective: ↑self conscious …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-consciously — adv. Self consciously is used with these adjectives: ↑poetic …   Collocations dictionary

  • self-consciously — See self conscious. * * * …   Universalium

  • self-consciously — adverb In a self conscious manner …   Wiktionary

  • self-consciously — See: self conscious …   English dictionary

  • self-consciously — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. bashfully, affectedly, upset; see ashamed , modestly 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • self-conscious — adj 1.) worried and embarrassed about what you look like or what other people think of you self conscious about ▪ Jerry s pretty self conscious about his weight. 2.) self conscious art, writing etc shows that the artist etc is paying too much… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-conscious — adjective 1. ) embarrassed or worried about how you look or what other people think of you: a self conscious laugh Knowing they were watching me made me feel self conscious. self conscious about: Jack was not in the least self conscious about his …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • self-conscious — [self′kän′shəs] adj. 1. a) conscious or, esp., unduly conscious of oneself as an object of notice [a self conscious poet] b) awkward or embarrassed in the presence of others; ill at ease c) indicating embarrassment [a self conscious cough] 2.… …   English World dictionary

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