self-engrossed

adjective
self-en·​grossed | \ ˌself-in-ˈgrōst How to pronounce self-engrossed (audio) , -en- \

Definition of self-engrossed

: completely engrossed or absorbed with oneself Her mind was entirely self-engrossed. She was in a reverie of sweet remembrances.— Jane Austen Even the greediest corporate raiders, the sleaziest pro athletes, the most self-engrossed entertainers have their circles of admirers …— Jacquielynn Floyd

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1801, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-engrossed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-engrossed. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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