self-centered

[self-sen-terd]
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adjective

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.

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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British Dictionary definitions for self-centred

self-centred

adjective

totally preoccupied with one's own concerns
Derived Formsself-centredly, adverbself-centredness, noun
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Word Origin and History for self-centred

self-centered

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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