self-ori·​ent·​ed ˌself-ˈȯr-ē-ˌen-təd How to pronounce self-oriented (audio)
: concerned primarily with oneself and especially with one's own desires, needs, or interests
self-oriented motives
The girls' activities are more communal, with 30% of their badge work taking place in groups, while the boys work is more self-oriented with less than 20% of their work taking place in a group.Ellen Brait

Examples of self-oriented in a Sentence

trying to sell the virtues of carpooling and public transportation to traditionally self-oriented commuters

Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-oriented was in 1918

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Cite this Entry

“Self-oriented.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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