[ ee-goh-sen-trik, eg-oh- ]
/ ˌi goʊˈsɛn trɪk, ˌɛg oʊ- /
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.
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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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Example sentences from the Web for egocentrism
Setting yourself up as someone superior to the Strategy Board is the most antisocial type of egocentrism imaginable.The Highest Treason|Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for egocentrism (1 of 2)
/ (ˌiːɡəʊˈsɛntrɪzəm, ˌɛɡəʊ-) /
the condition or fact of being egocentric
psychol a stage in a child's development characterized by lack of awareness that other people's points of view differ from his own
British Dictionary definitions for egocentrism (2 of 2)
/ (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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Medical definitions for egocentrism
[ ē′gō-sĕn′trĭk, ĕg′ō- ]
Marked by extreme concentration of attention upon oneself; self-centered.
Other words from egocentrice′go•cen′tric n.
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Cultural definitions for egocentrism
[ (ee-goh-sen-trik) ]
Preoccupied with one's own concerns.
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