self-absorbed

[ self-ab-sawrbd, -zawrbd, self- ]
/ ˈsɛlf æbˈsɔrbd, -ˈzɔrbd, ˌsɛlf- /

adjective

preoccupied with one's thoughts, interests, etc.

Nearby words

  1. self-,
  2. self-abandoned,
  3. self-abandonment,
  4. self-abasement,
  5. self-abnegation,
  6. self-absorption,
  7. self-abuse,
  8. self-acting,
  9. self-actualization,
  10. self-actualize

Origin of self-absorbed

First recorded in 1840–50

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British Dictionary definitions for self-absorbed

self-absorbed

adjective

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

self-absorbed

adj.

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

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