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Sunday, February 08, 2015

Definitions for solipsistic

  1. of or characterized by solipsism, or the theory that only the self exists, or can be proved to exist: Her treatment philosophy dealt with madness as a complete, self-contained, solipsistic world that sane people are not able to enter.

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Citations for solipsistic
I mean that in the solipsistic sense, the way a little boy sometimes assumes other people wind down like robots as soon as he leaves the room: People seem to stop existing as soon as Cheryl Glickman turns her eyes away from them. Lauren Groff, "‘The First Bad Man,’ by Miranda July," New York Times, January 16, 2015
Your love must be very--what's the word--solipsistic if you don't even imagine or speculate about what I might feel. Iris Murdoch, The Black Prince, 1973
Origin of solipsistic
Solipsistic descends from the Latin terms sōlus meaning "alone" and ipse meaning "self." It entered English in the late 1800s.