self-preoccupation

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self-pre·​oc·​cu·​pa·​tion | \ ˌself-(ˌ)prē-ˌä-kyə-ˈpā-shən How to pronounce self-preoccupation (audio) \

Definition of self-preoccupation

: the state of being absorbed or occupied with oneself : preoccupation with oneself … the self-preoccupation of early adolescence.— Judith Steven-Long et al.

First Known Use of self-preoccupation

1854, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-preoccupation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-preoccupation. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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