egocentric

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adjective ego·cen·tric \ˌē-gō-ˈsen-trik also ˌe-\

Definition of egocentric

  1. 1 :  concerned with the individual rather than society

  2. 2 :  taking the ego as the starting point in philosophy

  3. 3a :  limited in outlook or concern to one's own activities or needsb :  self-centered, selfish

egocentric

noun

egocentrically

play \ˌē-gō-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

egocentricity

play \ˌē-gō-ˌsen-ˈtri-sə-tē\ noun

egocentrism

play \ˌē-gō-ˈsen-ˌtri-zəm\ noun

Examples of egocentric in a Sentence

  1. the cult attracts egocentric people who are preoccupied with reaching their potential as individuals

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Did You Know?

Ego means "I" in Latin. To an egocentric person, I is the most important word in the language. Great artists and writers are often egocentrics; such people can be hard to live with, though their egocentricity, an unfortunate side effect of their talent, is often forgiven. But ordinary egocentricity, which shows up as selfishness, lack of sympathy, and lack of interest in other people, usually has little to do with any personal talent or success.

First Known Use of egocentric

1894


EGOCENTRIC Defined for English Language Learners

egocentric

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adjective

Definition of egocentric for English Language Learners

  • : caring too much about yourself and not about other people


Medical Dictionary

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egocentric

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adjective ego·cen·tric \ˌē-gō-ˈsen-trik also ˌeg-ō-\

Medical Definition of egocentric

  1. 1:  limited in outlook or concern to one's own activities or needs

  2. 2:  being self-centered or selfish

egocentrically

\-tri-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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egocentric

noun ego·cen·tric

Medical Definition of egocentric

  1. :  an egocentric individual



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