[ ee-goh-sen-trik, eg-oh- ]
See synonyms for: egocentricegocentricsegocentricityegocentrism on

  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.

  1. an egocentric person.

Origin of egocentric

First recorded in 1895–1900; ego + -centric

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Other words from egocentric

  • e·go·cen·tric·i·ty [ee-goh-sen-tris-i-tee, eg-oh-], /ˌi goʊ sɛnˈtrɪs ɪ ti, ˌɛg oʊ-/, noun
  • e·go·cen·trism, noun
  • non·e·go·cen·tric, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use egocentric in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for egocentric


/ (ˌiːɡəʊˈsɛntrɪk, ˌɛɡ-) /

  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 self: an egocentric universe

  1. a self-centred person; egotist

Derived forms of egocentric

  • egocentricity, noun

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Cultural definitions for egocentric


[ (ee-goh-sen-trik) ]

Preoccupied with one's own concerns.

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