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First Known Use of navel-gazing
Synonymsegocentricity, egocentrism, egomania, egotism, narcissism, navel-gazing, self-absorption, self-centeredness, self-concern, self-interest, self-involvement, selfishness, selfness, self-preoccupation, self-regard
Antonymsself-abandonment, self-forgetfulness, selflessness, unselfishness
Related Wordscomplacence, complacency, conceit, conceitedness, ego, pomposity, pompousness, pride, pridefulness, self-admiration, self-conceit, self-esteem, self-importance, self-indulgence, self-love, self-partiality, self-respect, self-satisfaction, self-sufficiency, smugness, vaingloriousness, vainglory, vainness, vanity; self-assumption, self-consequence, self-content, self-contentment, self-glorification
Near Antonymsaltruism, generosity, magnanimity, self-sacrifice; detachment, disinterestedness, fairness, impartiality, neutrality, objectivity; self-flagellation; self-annihilation, self-immolation
NAVEL-GAZING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of navel-gazing for English Language Learners
: the activity of thinking too much or too deeply about yourself, your experiences, your feelings, etc.
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