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/ˈsɛlf æbˈsɔrbd, -ˈzɔrbd, ˌsɛlf-/
preoccupied with one's thoughts, interests, etc.
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With a light touch and keen ear, she had spent decades chronicling the ambivalent desires of her
She comes across as extremely
, attention-seeking, and eager to scapegoat others for decisions she regrets.
Any good workshop leader will teach students the craft, rather than allowing
The heart of the movie is an exploration of the relationship between these two volatile, complicated,
Compulsively cerebral and
, he searches for release in the ordinary and the unexamined.
He's simultaneously outer-directed and
People who are smug are self-satisfied, narcissists are
and often self-indulgent and braggarts are self-serving.
The movie possesses a charm that, though gentle, is firmly rooted in the realities of a completely
, self-indulgent, too often self-pitying.
Kent is high on something, and as
as his idol.
British Dictionary definitions for
preoccupied with one's own thoughts, emotions, life, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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