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self–centered

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adjective self–cen·tered \-ˈsen-tərd\

Simple Definition of self–centered

  • : too interested in yourself and not caring about the needs or feelings of other people

Full Definition of self–centered

  1. 1 :  independent of outside force or influence :  self-sufficient

  2. 2 :  concerned solely with one's own desires, needs, or interests

self–cen·tered·ly adverb
self–cen·tered·ness noun

Circa 1764

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circa 1764

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