• synonyms


See more synonyms for self-centered on Thesaurus.com
  1. concerned solely or chiefly with one's own interests, welfare, etc.; engrossed in self; selfish; egotistical.
  2. independent, self-sufficient.
  3. centered in oneself or itself.
  4. Archaic. fixed; unchanging.
Show More
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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for self-centered

selfish, egotistical, egocentric, self-absorbed, self-indulgent, egoistic, egotistic, independent, know-it-all, narcissistic, self-sufficient, egomaniacal, self-involved, self-seeking, self-serving, grandstanding

Examples from the Web for self-centered

Contemporary Examples of self-centered

Historical Examples of self-centered

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.

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper