- having knowledge; conscious; cognizant: aware of danger.
- informed; alert; knowledgeable; sophisticated: She is one of the most politically aware young women around.
Origin of aware
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Examples from the Web for self-aware
Of course, there is the catch that Nancy has always been a bit more cunning and self-centered (though not self-aware) than Piper.Orange Is the New Weeds: The Adventures of Jenji Kohan Across the 8th Dimension
Rich Goldstein, Emily Shire
August 18, 2014
Throughout it all, Hilty remained relatively good-natured with the press, a proper balance of self-aware and self-deprecating.How Megan Hilty Survived TV Flops ‘Smash’ and ‘Sean Saves the World’ With Grace
May 8, 2014
He's so aware of what's going on, but he's also so self-aware of how he's coming off that it's a really weird combo.'About a Boy' Star David Walton Is No Hugh Grant, in the Best Way
February 20, 2014
He is self-aware enough to make them comfortable with his self-deprecating humor and unaccented English.My Sexy American Sikh Valentine
February 14, 2014
Unknowability might be an unavoidable consequence of self-aware, self-improving software.This is What Happens When You Teach Machines the Power of Natural Selection
February 1, 2014
- conscious of one's own feelings, character, etc
- (postpositive foll by of) having knowledge; cognizantaware of his error
- informed of current developmentspolitically aware
Word Origin and History for self-aware
late Old English gewær, from Proto-Germanic *ga-waraz (cf. Old Saxon giwar, Middle Dutch gheware, Old High German giwar, German gewahr), from *ga-, intensive prefix, + wær "wary, cautious" (see wary).