[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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Contemporary Examples of egocentricity

  • Nozette exhibited the out of control narcissism and egocentricity typical of many spies.

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British Dictionary definitions for egocentricity



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 egocentricity



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for egocentricity


[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 egocentricity



Preoccupied with one's own concerns.

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