self-centered

[self-sen-terd]
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:
1670–80

selfcenteredly, adverb
selfcenteredness, noun
unself-centered, adjective
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Word Origin & History

self-centered
1676, "fixed, stationary," from self + center (v.). In ref. to persons, "engrossed in the self, with little regard for others," it is recorded from 1783.
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Example sentences
That's so self-centered and characteristic of humans.
They can also be profoundly self-centered without being malicious.
My relative showed a pattern of poor judgment and self-centered behavior.
Much of it is because our society has turned individualist into self-centered.
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