navel-gazing

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navel-gaz·​ing | \ ˈnā-vəl-ˈgā-ziŋ How to pronounce navel-gazing (audio) \

Definition of navel-gazing

: useless or excessive self-contemplation

First Known Use of navel-gazing

1959, in the meaning defined above

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“Navel-gazing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/navel-gazing. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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navel-gazing

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English Language Learners Definition of navel-gazing

somewhat humorous : the activity of thinking too much or too deeply about yourself, your experiences, your feelings, etc.

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