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

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NAVEL-GAZING Defined for English Language Learners

navel-gazing

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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having an air of easy unconcern

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