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self-con·scious·ness

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  1. self-consciousness

    Egoism is giving the "I" undue supremacy in thought; egotism is giving the "I" undue prominence in speech. Egotism is sometimes used in the sense of egoism, or supreme regard for oneself. Self-assertion is the claim by word, act, or manner of what one believes to be his due; self-conceit is an overestimate of one's own powers or deserts. Conceit is a briefer expression for self-conceit, with always an offensive implication; self-conceit is ridiculous or pitiable; conceit arouses resentment. There is a worthy self-confidence which springs from consciousness of rectitude and of power equal to demands. Self-assertion at times becomes a duty; but self-conceit is always a weakness. Self-consciousness is the keeping of one's thoughts upon oneself, with the constant anxious question of what others will think. Vanity is an overweening admiration of self, craving equal admiration from others; self-consciousness is commonly painful to its possessor, vanity always a source of satisfaction, except as it fails to receive its supposed due. Self-esteem is more solid and better founded than self-conceit; but is ordinarily a weakness, and never has the worthy sense of self-confidence. Compare ASSURANCE; PRIDE.

    Synonyms:
    conceit, egoism, egotism, self-assertion, self-conceit, self-confidence, self-esteem, vanity

    Antonyms:
    bashfulness, deference, diffidence, humility, modesty, self-distrust, self-forgetfulness, shyness, unobtrusiveness, unostentatiousness

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  1. self-consciousness, uneasiness, uncomfortablenessnoun

    embarrassment deriving from the feeling that others are critically aware of you

    Synonyms:
    disquiet, uncomfortableness, inquietude, malaise, restlessness, disquietude, discomfort, edginess, unease, uneasiness, queasiness

    Antonyms:
    unselfconsciousness

  2. self-consciousnessnoun

    self-awareness plus the additional realization that others are similarly aware of you

    Synonyms:
    uneasiness, uncomfortableness

    Antonyms:
    unselfconsciousness

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  1. List of paraphrases for "self-consciousness":

    self-awareness, conscientiousness, consciousness

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How to use self-consciousness in a sentence?

  1. Aaron Copland:

    Inspiration may be a form of superconsciousness, or perhaps of subconsciousness - I wouldn't know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self- consciousness.

  2. Thabiso Monkoe:

    The highest form of consciousness is self consciousness

  3. Sharon Choksi:

    And I can see how that lends itself to self-esteem issues or just like self-consciousness issues because you don't have the option to not always have your whole body be very visible.

  4. Phyllis Fagell:

    The good news is that you still wield a ton of influence at this age, you can help our child acquire key skills and cope with the inevitable awkwardness, self-consciousness and insecurity that every middle schooler is going to experience.

  5. John W.N. Sullivan:

    ...it is certain that the real function of art is to increase our self-consciousness; to make us more aware of what we are, and therefore of what the universe in which we live really is. And since mathematics, in its own way, also performs this function, it is not only aesthetically charming but profoundly significant. It is an art, and a great art.


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