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solipsistic

[sol-ip-sis-tik] /ˌsɒl ɪpˈsɪs tɪk/
adjective
1.
of or characterized by solipsism, or the theory that only the self exists, or can be proved to exist:
Her treatment philosophy dealt with madness as a complete, self-contained, solipsistic world that sane people are not able to enter.
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  • Diamond's song helps to bring out the solipsistic and solitary outcome of the individual meditative self.
  • As a result, the economists say, people do not make solipsistic decisions about how much labour to offer in the marketplace.
  • All the blather that sports build character is certainly exposed by some of the solipsistic types around us.
  • In fact the whole book is a dramatic monologue, a solipsistic world where other characters are inflected through one sensibility.
  • He is single-minded, a fact that leads to a solipsistic performance.
  • Many profess fatigue with spinning in isolation within their solipsistic spheres.
  • People complain that the service is trivial and solipsistic.
  • Ling manages something different, as she proves intimate with her topic but never solipsistic.
  • At best, such topics are the solipsistic concerns of literature professors determined to take advantage of a captive audience.
  • But now we're positively solipsistic, with no time or interest in covering anything outside our own travails.
Word Origin and History for solipsistic
adj.

1882, from solipsism + -istic. Related: Solipsist; solipsistically.

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