excessive absorption in self-analysis or focus on a single issue.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for navel-gazing
Contemporary Examples of 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012