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[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.
Also, especially British, self-centred.
Origin of self-centered
Related forms
selfcenteredly, adverb
selfcenteredness, noun
unself-centered, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • That's so self-centered and characteristic of humans.
  • They can also be profoundly self-centered without being malicious.
  • My relative showed a pattern of poor judgment and self-centered behavior.
  • Much of it is because our society has turned individualist into self-centered.
  • It is incredibly self-centered to expect researchers to drop their own research and look at yours instead.
  • The same principle applies to self-centered, socially weird scientists.
  • Keep your self-centered pious faith to your family and church.
  • We have all run into the types who were born self-centered, greedy or even psychopathic.
  • Lots of oil money tends to do that to people, they become self-centered and greedy.
  • We all need to be less self-centered in life and keep in mind all of the people and animals in need in this world.
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
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