- having or regarding the self or the individual as the center of all things: an egocentric philosophy that ignores social causes.
- having little or no regard for interests, beliefs, or attitudes other than one's own; self-centered: an egocentric person; egocentric demands upon the time and patience of others.
- an egocentric person.
Origin of egocentric
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2. self-absorbed, self-obsessed.
2. altruistic, unselfish.
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Was there any knowledge accompanying this colossal conceit—this ego-centrism of his?I Walked in Arden
- regarding everything only in relation to oneself; self-centred; selfish
- philosophy pertaining to a theory in which everything is considered in relation to the selfan egocentric universe
- a self-centred person; egotist
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Word Origin and History for ego-centrism
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- Marked by extreme concentration of attention upon oneself; self-centered.
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Preoccupied with one's own concerns.
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