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self-centered

[self-sen-terd]
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  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.
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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
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adj.

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.

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