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[ney-vuh l-gey-zing] /ˈneɪ vəlˌgeɪ zɪŋ/
noun, Slang.
excessive absorption in self-analysis or focus on a single issue. Unabridged
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  • Tunnel vision and navel-gazing are bad strategies, here or elsewhere.
  • Modern philosophy appears to be sinking ever deeper into its navel-gazing irrelevance.
  • If digital navel-gazing goes mainstream, it could transform medicine.
  • Having discussed the echo chamber concept in an ironically navel-gazing way, here are my thoughts on escaping from it.
  • But the body of the article is navel-gazing nonsense.
  • Though these are merely short-term gains, they are enough to deflect navel-gazing for the moment.
British Dictionary definitions for navel-gazing


(informal) self-absorbed behaviour
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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