self-en·​grossed ˌself-in-ˈgrōst How to pronounce self-engrossed (audio)
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1801, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-engrossed was in 1801

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“Self-engrossed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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