French translation of 'self-conscious'
1. (= shy) [person, manner] emprunté(e)
to be self-conscious manquer d’assurance
He’s always been rather self-conscious. Il a toujours manqué un peu d’assurance.
to feel self-conscious se sentir mal à l’aise
She was really self-conscious at first. Elle était vraiment mal à l’aise au début.
2. (= self-aware, deliberate) [art, person, political movement] conscient(e) de son image ⧫ conscient(e)
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Example Sentences Including 'self-conscious'
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Those letters dealing with the minutiae of politics are much less self-conscious than the diaries and have the value of immediacy.THE GUARDSMEN (2004)
From first grade she had found it difficult to cope in mainstream education and had always been unusually self-conscious.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
I don't feel as nervous or self-conscious.The Sun (2011)
It can make you a little self-conscious.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
It would make me feel self-conscious.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
She seemed a little self-conscious about her diagnosis.The Sun (2010)
She was going through a really self-conscious teenage stage and just talked to me through her hair.The Sun (2012)
They are often less self-conscious than diary entries and more various.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
They simply feel self-conscious in the gym changing room or when wearing swimming trunks.The Sun (2013)
This is a great shape to buy if she is a little self-conscious about her tummy.The Sun (2015)
It makes me a bit self-conscious.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Yet there is also something uneasy and self-conscious about her.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
I have always been self-conscious about my body.The Sun (2014)
I was much too self-conscious and embarrassed.The Sun (2006)
She has admitted in the past that she was a bit self-conscious about her less than pearly whites.The Sun (2011)
There was something self-conscious about rebellion here.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
You're probably still rather self-conscious and aware of her lack of experience.The Sun (2013)
Tall people often hunch over because they grew fast or early and perhaps feel self-conscious.Christianity Today (2000)
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'self-conscious' in Other Languages
British English: self-conscious /ˈsɛlfˈkɒnʃəs/ ADJECTIVE
Someone who is self-conscious is easily embarrassed and nervous about the way they look or appear.
The hair loss made me even more self-conscious and introverted.
- American English: self-conscious
- Arabic: خَجُول
- Brazilian Portuguese: acanhado
- Chinese: 自我意识的
- Croatian: samosvjestan
- Czech: nesmělý
- Danish: selvbevidst
- Dutch: verlegen
- European Spanish: acomplejado
- Finnish: vaivautunut
- French: timide
- German: befangen
- Greek: ενσυνείδητος
- Italian: imbarazzato
- Japanese: 自意識の強い
- Korean: 남의 이목을 꺼리는
- Norwegian: forlegen
- Polish: nieśmiały
- European Portuguese: acanhado
- Romanian: sfios
- Russian: застенчивый
- Spanish: acomplejado
- Swedish: självmedveten
- Thai: มีสติรู้ตัว
- Turkish: içine kapanık
- Ukrainian: сором'язливий
- Vietnamese: ngượng ngập
Translation of self-conscious from the Collins English to French Dictionary