omphaloskepsis

noun om·pha·lo·skep·sis \ ˌäm(p)-fə-lō-ˈskep-səs \

Definition of omphaloskepsis

:contemplation of one's navel as an aid to meditation
  • omphaloskepsis practiced by Eastern mystics
; also :navel-gazing
  • a preponderance of emotional self-awareness has sent us sliding dangerously into omphaloskepsis
  • —Fiona McCann

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Origin and Etymology of omphaloskepsis

New Latin, from Greek omphalos + skepsis examination — more at spy


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