- concerned solely or chiefly with one's own interests, welfare, etc.; engrossed in self; selfish; egotistical.
- independent, self-sufficient.
- centered in oneself or itself.
- Archaic. fixed; unchanging.
Also especially British, self-cen·tred.
Origin of self-centered
First recorded in 1670–80
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for self-centered
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
Opportunistic, self-centered—no one could actually write a worse TV mom.TV’s Best and Worst Moms: ‘Veep,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ and More
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May 11, 2014
His motivations to just make money can be viewed by this audience as self-centered, even if they may be business savvy.He’s A Businessman, Man: Jay Z’s Pursuit of Profit and Why We Don’t Trust Him
January 10, 2014
Instead, Oz devolved into the story of a self-centered conman who gets to rule Oz basically because he is male.The Biggest Surprises and Disappointments in 2013
December 24, 2013
And look, call me self-centered, but I can think of one minority they could start with.White House Correspondents’ Dinner: Obama Nails It, Again
April 28, 2013
Is the life of the child egoistic, self-centered, impulsive?The Child and the Curriculum
We are self-centered, free-willed; immune from any possibility of offending the universe.Sex=The Unknown Quantity
She was hardly the cold, self-centered Ray of six months ago.The Mask
In the second place, it is, in a ghastly sense, self-centered!Visions and Revisions
John Cowper Powys
Few women are so self-reliant, self-sustained, self-centered.Woman's Work in the Civil War
Linus Pierpont Brockett
Word Origin and History for self-centered
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper