[self-ab-sawrbd, -zawrbd, self-]


preoccupied with one's thoughts, interests, etc.

Origin of self-absorbed

First recorded in 1840–50 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for self-absorbed

egotistical, narcissistic

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preoccupied with one's own thoughts, emotions, life, etc
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Word Origin and History for self-absorbed

1796, from self- + absorbed (see absorb).

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