preoccupied with one's thoughts, interests, etc.
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How to use self-absorbed in a sentence
In Confessions of an Ivy League Frat Boy, the self-induced, self-absorbed Greek tragedy of Andrew Lohse.
She has a hard time getting the self-absorbed, self-loathing D-lister to open up (in between booze binges).'BoJack Horseman': The Debauched Tales of a Drunken, Groupie-Sexing D-List Horse, Hits Netflix | Marlow Stern | August 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The self-absorbed Bluth parents adopted Annyong from Korea for a better PR spin.Lucille Bluth’s Best Mothering Moments in ‘Arrested Development’ (VIDEO) | Jean Trinh | May 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was all self-absorbed, shabby and suggestive of a leader about to take her troops over a cliff.Chicago Teachers Union Winning? What Rahm Emanuel is Up Against | James Warren | September 12, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The move was ill-advised—he lost handily—and Michelle felt it showed how self-absorbed her husband was.
At present, Louis was too self-absorbed by the struggles within him, to look deep into what was passing around him.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4 | Jane Porter
Edna looked straight before her with a self-absorbed expression upon her face.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
The more self-absorbed the actors showed themselves, the more keenly interested Minetta became.Mushroom Town | Oliver Onions
The girl was an enigmatic creature, silent, self-absorbed, shrinking from the give-and-take of social life.The Open Question | Elizabeth Robins
He had been silent and self-absorbed from the first, but he had never quite given up hope.The Master-Knot of Human Fate | Ellis Meredith
British Dictionary definitions for self-absorbed
preoccupied with one's own thoughts, emotions, life, etc
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