egocentrism

noun
ego·​cen·​trism | \ ˌē-gō-ˈsen-ˌtri-zəm How to pronounce egocentrism (audio) also ˌe- \

Definition of egocentrism

: the quality or state of being egocentric : excessive interest in oneself and concern for one's own welfare or advantage at the expense of or in disregard of others Human dignity has once again been forced to the margins as corporate greed and egocentrism are given homage.— Reverend Matthew Pearson This is the height of immaturity, another example of my generation's egocentrism— Susan Stewart

First Known Use of egocentrism

1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Egocentrism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/egocentrism. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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egocentrism

noun
ego·​cen·​trism | \ -ˈsen-ˌtriz-əm How to pronounce egocentrism (audio) \

Medical Definition of egocentrism

2 : the effort to get personal recognition especially by socially unacceptable behavior

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