Definition of self-consciousness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌself ˈkɒnʃəsnəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌself ˈkɑːnʃəsnəs//
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  1. 1self-consciousness about something the quality of being nervous or embarrassed about your appearance or what other people think of you women's self-consciousness about physical appearance
  2. 2self-consciousness about something (often disapproving) actions or an attitude that show you are aware of the effect that is being produced She plays the role without self-consciousness about the importance of her performance.