self-conscious love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Aware of oneself as an individual or of one's own being, actions, or thoughts.
  • adjective Socially ill at ease.
  • adjective Excessively conscious of one's appearance or manner.
  • adjective Showing the effects of self-consciousness; stilted.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Aware of one's self; having self-consciousness.
  • Conscious of one's self as an object of observation to others; apt to think of how one appears to others.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Conscious of one's acts or state as belonging to, or originating in, one's self.
  • adjective Conscious of one's self as an object of the observation of others.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective aware of oneself as an individual being
  • adjective uncomfortably over-conscious of one's appearance or behaviour
  • adjective ill at ease socially

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective aware of yourself as an individual or of your own being and actions and thoughts
  • adjective excessively and uncomfortably conscious of your appearance or behavior

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

self- +‎ conscious

Examples

  • And though I don’t believe in the idea of self-conscious secrets in any Chinatown, I hope the stories collected in this volume serve to open up a newly expanded view into these neighborhoods as revealed by multiple generations of residents.

    American Chinatown

  • And though I don’t believe in the idea of self-conscious secrets in any Chinatown, I hope the stories collected in this volume serve to open up a newly expanded view into these neighborhoods as revealed by multiple generations of residents.

    American Chinatown

  • And though I don’t believe in the idea of self-conscious secrets in any Chinatown, I hope the stories collected in this volume serve to open up a newly expanded view into these neighborhoods as revealed by multiple generations of residents.

    American Chinatown

  • And though I don’t believe in the idea of self-conscious secrets in any Chinatown, I hope the stories collected in this volume serve to open up a newly expanded view into these neighborhoods as revealed by multiple generations of residents.

    American Chinatown

  • And though I don’t believe in the idea of self-conscious secrets in any Chinatown, I hope the stories collected in this volume serve to open up a newly expanded view into these neighborhoods as revealed by multiple generations of residents.

    American Chinatown

  • The dread I felt stemmed directly from the knowledge that the Shrek sequels took everything good about the first film, and trashed them with ham-handed comedy, self-conscious star voices, and a surfeit of pop culture references.

    Dan Persons: The Sublime Syncretism of Kung Fu Panda 2

  • The film is stylistically self-conscious, almost to a fault, and almost unmanageably ambitious.

    Surprise: A Newly Exhilarating 'X-Men'

  • Dropping the Lord's Prayer seemed reasonable, although some other accommodations have been self-conscious and clumsy, like calling Hallowe'en "Black and Orange Day."

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • The purpose behind the creation of Andrea was not to create a self-conscious being, but create a program that could give the illusion of consciousness.

    About: The Progressive Diminishment of Man

  • The dread I felt stemmed directly from the knowledge that the Shrek sequels took everything good about the first film, and trashed them with ham-handed comedy, self-conscious star voices, and a surfeit of pop culture references.

    Dan Persons: The Sublime Syncretism of Kung Fu Panda 2

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