self-involvement

noun

self-in·​volve·​ment ˌself-in-ˈvälv-mənt How to pronounce self-involvement (audio)
-ˈvȯlv-

Examples of self-involvement in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The characters’ identities are just a medium for exposing their self-involvement. TIME, 2 Feb. 2024 The narcissist, instead of sprouting healthy attachments to others, remains stranded in the oceanic self-involvement of infancy. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, 21 Nov. 2023 But that self-involvement, for lack of a better word, doesn’t collapse into self-loathing. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, 18 June 2023 Moreover, her self-involvement appears especially stark against the background of a city that carries such appalling historical freight. Charles Arrowsmith, Washington Post, 16 May 2023 The sumptuous low register is a shade reminiscent of Marian Anderson; the dramatic high register calls to mind the fabled Conchita Supervia; the complete self-involvement with the music brings to mind Lotte Lehmann. Emily Langer, Washington Post, 8 May 2023 Stakhanovism’s essence was a new form of individuality, of self-involvement in work. Bogdan Costea, Fortune, 30 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-involvement was in 1860

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“Self-involvement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-involvement. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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