[ self-sen-terd ]
/ ˈsɛlfˈsɛn tərd /


concerned solely or chiefly with one's own interests, welfare, etc.; engrossed in self; selfish; egotistical.
independent, self-sufficient.
centered in oneself or itself.
Archaic. fixed; unchanging.

Nearby words

  1. self-bias,
  2. self-binder,
  3. self-care,
  4. self-catering,
  5. self-censorship,
  6. self-centred,
  7. self-certification,
  8. self-cleaning,
  9. self-collected,
  10. self-colored

Also especially British, self-cen·tred.

Origin of self-centered

First recorded in 1670–80

Related formsself·cen·tered·ly, adverbself·cen·tered·ness, nounun·self-cen·tered, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for self-centered



1670s, "fixed, stationary," from self- + center (v.). In reference to persons, "engrossed in the self, with little regard for others," it is recorded from 1783.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper