Definition of egocentric
egocentricallyplay \ˌē-gō-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
egocentricityplay \ˌē-gō-ˌsen-ˈtri-sə-tē\ noun
egocentrismplay \ˌē-gō-ˈsen-ˌtri-zəm\ noun
Examples of egocentric in a Sentence
the cult attracts egocentric people who are preoccupied with reaching their potential as individuals
Recent Examples of egocentric from the Web
These qualities represent our successes and failures at escaping our own egocentric bubbles, and understanding the lives of others—even when those others wear our own older faces.
Why let Steph Curry get injured in a meaningless match against an egocentric Houston Rockets team?
Think off-camera and outside the egocentric perspective framed by the ad.
Mutual Appreciation is about an egocentric musician (portrayed by Justin Rice of the band Bishop Allen) who thoughtlessly complicates the lives of all those around him.
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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
EGOCENTRIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of egocentric for English Language Learners
: caring too much about yourself and not about other people
Medical Definition of egocentric
: an egocentric individual
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