[ee-goh-sen-trik, eg-oh-]


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

First recorded in 1895–1900; ego + -centric
Related formse·go·cen·tric·i·ty [ee-goh-sen-tris-i-tee, eg-oh-] /ˌi goʊ sɛnˈtrɪs ɪ ti, ˌɛg oʊ-/, noune·go·cen·trism, nounnon·e·go·cen·tric, adjective

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Antonyms for egocentric Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for egocentric

Historical Examples of egocentric

  • His egotism, or egocentric method, is the fundamental fact about his work.


    John Burroughs

  • It is egocentric and a little inconsiderate of the importance of other people.

    Colors of Life

    Max Eastman

  • If pragmatism is not egocentric, it is at least anthropocentric.

  • But you can't take advantage of her in an egocentric, arbitrary way.

    No Charge for Alterations

    Horace Leonard Gold

  • Both worlds are egocentric, megalomaniac, filled to the full with unbridled human will and desire.

    Darwin and Modern Science

    A.C. Seward and Others

British Dictionary definitions for egocentric



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
Derived Formsegocentricity, noun
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Word Origin and History for egocentric

1900, from ego + -centric. Related: Egocentricity; egocentrism.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for egocentric


[ē′gō-sĕntrĭk, ĕg′ō-]


Marked by extreme concentration of attention upon oneself; self-centered.
Related formse′go•centric n.
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Culture definitions for egocentric



Preoccupied with one's own concerns.

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