- excessive absorption in self-analysis or focus on a single issue.
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Examples from the Web for navel-gazing
Genuinely funny and intelligent and navel-gazing and strange, these parts might eventually add up to something truly big.Lars Iyer’s ‘Wittgenstein Jr.’ Plumbs the Deep Fun of Philosophical Fiction
October 1, 2014
- informal self-absorbed behaviour