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egocentric

[ee-goh-sen-trik, eg-oh-]
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adjective
  1. having or regarding the self or the individual as the center of all things: an egocentric philosophy that ignores social causes.
  2. 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.
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noun
  1. an egocentric person.
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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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Historical Examples of egocentric

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

    Whitman

    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

egocentric

adjective
  1. regarding everything only in relation to oneself; self-centred; selfish
  2. philosophy pertaining to a theory in which everything is considered in relation to the selfan egocentric universe
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noun
  1. a self-centred person; egotist
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Derived Formsegocentricity, noun
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Word Origin and History for egocentric

adj.

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

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

egocentric in Medicine

egocentric

(ē′gō-sĕntrĭk, ĕg′ō-)
adj.
  1. Marked by extreme concentration of attention upon oneself; self-centered.
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Related formse′go•centric n.
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egocentric in Culture

egocentric

[(ee-goh-sen-trik)]

Preoccupied with one's own concerns.

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