[ ee-goh-sen-trik, eg-oh- ]
/ ˌi goʊˈsɛn trɪk, ˌɛg oʊ- /
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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.
OTHER WORDS FOR egocentric
OPPOSITES FOR egocentric
2 altruistic, unselfish.
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OTHER WORDS FROM egocentrice·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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How to use egocentric in a sentence
Nozette exhibited the out of control narcissism and egocentricity typical of many spies.The Worst Spy Ever|Martin Sieff|October 31, 2009|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for egocentric
/ (ˌiːɡəʊˈsɛntrɪk, ˌɛɡ-) /
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 forms of egocentricegocentricity, noun
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Cultural definitions for egocentric
[ (ee-goh-sen-trik) ]
Preoccupied with one's own concerns.
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