navel-gazing

noun navel-gaz·ing \ ˈnā-vəl-ˈgā-ziŋ \

Definition of navel-gazing

:useless or excessive self-contemplation

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First Known Use of navel-gazing

1959


NAVEL-GAZING Defined for English Language Learners

navel-gazing

noun

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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