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self-centered

[self-sen-terd] /ˈsɛlfˈsɛn tərd/
adjective
1.
concerned solely or chiefly with one's own interests, welfare, etc.; engrossed in self; selfish; egotistical.
2.
independent, self-sufficient.
3.
centered in oneself or itself.
4.
Archaic. fixed; unchanging.
Also, especially British, self-centred.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80
Related forms
selfcenteredly, adverb
selfcenteredness, noun
unself-centered, adjective
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Examples for self centered
  • In their self centered beliefs, this was for their own good.
  • Drug use of any kind eventually becomes isolative and self centered.
  • In this age of self centered, dishonest politicians.
Word Origin and History for self centered

self-centered

adj.

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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