Self-centered
Self-centered Self`-cen"tered, Self-centred Self`-cen"tred, a. 1. Centered in itself, or in one's self. [1913 Webster]

There hangs the ball of earth and water mixt, Self-centered and unmoved. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. interested solely or primiarily in oneself, or one's own welfare; disinclined to consider the interests of others; selfish; egotistical. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • self-centered — self centered; self centered·ly; self centered·ness; …   English syllables

  • self-centered — [adj] absorbed with oneself egocentric, egoistic, egomaniacal, egotistic, egotistical, grandstanding, having a swelled head*, independent, inward looking, know it all*, narcissistic, on an ego trip*, self absorbed, selfindulgent, self interested …   New thesaurus

  • self-centered — 1670s, fixed, stationary, from SELF (Cf. self) + CENTER (Cf. center) (v.). In reference to persons, engrossed in the self, with little regard for others, it is recorded from 1783 …   Etymology dictionary

  • self-centered — [self′sent′ərd] adj. occupied or concerned only with one s own affairs; egocentric; selfish self centeredly adv. self centeredness n …   English World dictionary

  • self-centered — adjective too interested in yourself, so that you do not think about what other people feel or need ╾ ,self centeredness noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • self-centered — index inflated (vain) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • self centered — (Amer.) thinks mainly of oneself, caring only about oneself and own needs, egocentric …   English contemporary dictionary

  • self-centered — adjective limited to or caring only about yourself and your own needs • Syn: ↑egoistic, ↑egoistical, ↑egocentric, ↑self centred • Ant: ↑altruistic (for: ↑egoistic) …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-centered — adjective he s too self centered to care what his children do Syn: egocentric, egotistic, egotistical, egomaniacal, self absorbed, self obsessed, self seeking, self interested, self serving; narcissistic, vain; inconsiderate, thoughtless;… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • self-centered — self′ cen′tered adj. 1) engrossed in self; selfish; egotistical 2) centered in oneself or itself Also, esp. brit. self′ cen′tred. Etymology: 1670–80 self′ cen′tered•ly,adv. self′ cen′tered•ness,n …   From formal English to slang

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