Self-centred
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-centred — adj BrE self centered AmE paying so much attention to yourself that you do not notice what is happening to other people = ↑selfish >self centredness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-centred — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ preoccupied with oneself and one s affairs. DERIVATIVES self centredly adverb self centredness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • self-centred — index orgulous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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

  • self-centred — ADJ GRADED (disapproval) Someone who is self centred is only concerned with their own wants and needs and never thinks about other people. He was selfish, he was self centred, he was stingy, but he wasn t cruel. (in AM, use self centered) …   English dictionary

  • self-centred — adj. Self centred/self centered is used with these nouns: ↑jerk …   Collocations dictionary

  • self-centred — /sɛlf ˈsɛntəd / (say self sentuhd) adjective 1. engrossed in self; selfish. 2. centred in oneself or itself. 3. being itself fixed as a centre. –self centredness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • self-centred — adjective preoccupied with oneself and one s affairs. Derivatives self centredly adverb self centredness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • self-centred — BrE, self centered AmE adjective paying so much attention to yourself that you do not notice what is happening to other people; selfish self centredness noun …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-centred — adj. preoccupied with one s own personality or affairs. Derivatives: self centredly adv. self centredness n …   Useful english dictionary

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