Definition of self-consciously adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌself ˈkɒnʃəsli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌself ˈkɑːnʃəsli//
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  1. 1in a way that shows you are nervous or embarrassed about your appearance or what other people think of you She was self-consciously aware of his stare.
  2. 2(often disapproving) in a way that shows you are aware of the effect that is being produced The world of celebrity is very self-consciously constructed. opposite unselfconsciously