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Bop had produced self-conscious artists who refused to bow to conventional assumptions of what was entertaining.

The thing you become self-conscious about is being manhandled.

Growing up, Trainor was very self-conscious about her curves, often wishing she could be svelte like her high school friends.

And so the visitor, feeling a little self-conscious, starts examining individual images.

Like Nate, the novel is literarily self-conscious, but Nate often reads to show off.

For the first time in his life Gwynne felt self-conscious in putting his arm about a woman's waist for the waltz.

He possessed the same personal charm as Tchaikovsky, but was far more sophisticated and self-conscious.

For the first time in her life she was self-conscious: I will wait for a more opportune time to tell him, she thought.

She was tall and stately, but I thought she walked too stiffly; she seemed self-conscious and artificial.

So that she looked up at her aunt in happy freedom from any self-conscious embarrassment.


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On this page you'll find 55 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to self-conscious, such as: anxious, awkward, bashful, embarrassed, mannered, and nervous.

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