Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SELF CONSCIOUS

What can be done, he thought, with a woman who will not be self conscious?

“It will soon be tea time,” she said, with a self conscious blush.

But it always rendered me self conscious, made my work unnatural and caused me speedily to return to my own conception.

In imitation the individual is self conscious; the subject in suggestion is unconscious of his behavior.

I imagine that man's soul has a cycle which is complete in itself, and all of which is continuous and self conscious.

WORD ORIGIN

1680s, "aware of one's action," a word of the English Enlightenment (Locke was using it by 1690), from self- + conscious. Morbid sense of "preoccupied with one's own personality" is attested from 1834 (in J.S. Mill). Related: Self-consciously; self-consciousness.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.