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self-absorbed

[self-ab-sawrbd, -zawrbd, self-] /ˈsɛlf æbˈsɔrbd, -ˈzɔrbd, ˌsɛlf-/
adjective
1.
preoccupied with one's thoughts, interests, etc.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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  • Only a self absorbed nit thinks that the sound wave can only exists if a human is physically present.
  • Obsessive people are often difficult to work with, self absorbed and by the sound of things too tired to function properly.
British Dictionary definitions for self absorbed

self-absorbed

adjective
1.
preoccupied with one's own thoughts, emotions, life, etc
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Word Origin and History for self absorbed

self-absorbed

adj.

1796, from self- + absorbed (see absorb).

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