egocentric

[ee-goh-sen-trik, eg-oh-]
adjective
1.
having or regarding the self or the individual as the center of all things: an egocentric philosophy that ignores social causes.
2.
having little or no regard for interests, beliefs, or attitudes other than one's own; self-centered: an egocentric person; egocentric demands upon the time and patience of others.
noun
3.
an egocentric person.

Origin:
1895–1900; ego + -centric

egocentricity [ee-goh-sen-tris-i-tee, eg-oh-] , noun
egocentrism, noun
nonegocentric, adjective


2. self-absorbed, self-obsessed.


2. altruistic, unselfish.
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egocentric (ˌiːɡəʊˈsɛntrɪk, ˌɛɡ-)
 
adj
1.  regarding everything only in relation to oneself; self-centred; selfish
2.  philosophy pertaining to a theory in which everything is considered in relation to the self: an egocentric universe
 
n
3.  a self-centred person; egotist
 
egocen'tricity
 
n

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egocentric
1900, from ego + -centric. Related: Egocentricity; egocentrism.
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egocentric e·go·cen·tric (ē'gō-sěn'trĭk, ěg'ō-)
adj.
Marked by extreme concentration of attention upon oneself; self-centered.


e'go·cen'tric n.
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egocentric [(ee-goh-sen-trik)]

Preoccupied with one's own concerns.

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Example sentences
In this confetti world of greed and egocentricity the solemn need for truth and transparency is paramount.
His age emancipates him from the stifling egocentricity of so many characters in contemporary fiction.
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