US: /ˌsɛɫfˈkɑnʃəs/

English Vietnamese dictionary

self-conscious /'s'self'kɔnʃəs/
  • tính từ
    • (triết học) có ý thức về bản thân mình, tự giác
      • self-conscious class: giai cấp tự giác
    • ngượng ngùng, e thẹn, lúng túng (trước những người khác)

Advanced English dictionary

+ adjective
1 ~ (about sth) nervous or embarrassed about your appearance or what other people think of you: He's always been self-conscious about being so short. + She was a shy, self-conscious girl.
2 (often disapproving) done in a way that shows you are aware of the effect that is being produced: The humour of the play is self-conscious and contrived.
self-consciously adverb: She was self-consciously aware of his stare.
self-consciousness noun [U]

Thesaurus dictionary

embarrassed, coy, diffident, shy, modest, self-effacing, sheepish, shrinking, retiring, unsure, apprehensive, reserved, insecure, affected, awkward, nervous, uncomfortable, hesitant, timid, timorous:
Phil felt a bit self-conscious about asking Maria to the dance.

Collocation dictionary


be, feel, look | become, get | make sb
He studied her in a way that made her very self-conscious.


acutely, highly, horribly, painfully, very | a bit, a little, quite, rather, slightly, somewhat


He started to get self-conscious about his weight.