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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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2. self-absorbed, self-obsessed.

Antonyms

2. altruistic, unselfish.
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  • 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

egocentrism

noun
  1. the condition or fact of being egocentric
  2. psychol a stage in a child's development characterized by lack of awareness that other people's points of view differ from his own
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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 egocentrism

egocentric

adj.

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

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

egocentrism 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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egocentrism in Culture

egocentric

[(ee-goh-sen-trik)]

Preoccupied with one's own concerns.

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