He was over-conscious, too, of the stains on his hands as he held it out.
His freedom ran into undue licence; and he seems to be over-conscious, even proud, of his fantastical way of writing.
Certainly it is possible that over-conscious art is too popular to-day.
c.1600, "knowing, privy to," from Latin conscius "knowing, aware," from conscire (see conscience); probably a loan-translation of Greek syneidos. A word adopted from the Latin poets and much mocked at first. Sense of "active and awake" is from 1837.
conscious con·scious (kŏn'shəs)
Having an awareness of one's environment and one's own existence, sensations, and thoughts.
Intentionally conceived or done; deliberate.