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
1670–80
Related forms
selfcenteredly, adverb
selfcenteredness, noun
unself-centered, adjective
Example Sentences for self-centered
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.
It is incredibly self-centered to expect researchers to drop their own research and look at yours instead.
The same principle applies to self-centered, socially weird scientists.
Keep your self-centered pious faith to your family and church.
We have all run into the types who were born self-centered, greedy or even psychopathic.
Lots of oil money tends to do that to people, they become self-centered and greedy.
We all need to be less self-centered in life and keep in mind all of the people and animals in need in this world.
Word Origin and History for self-centered
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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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