self-pre·​oc·​cu·​pied ˌself-(ˌ)prē-ˈä-kyə-ˌpīd How to pronounce self-preoccupied (audio)
: absorbed or occupied with oneself : having or involving self-preoccupation
too self-preoccupied to consider the needs of others
self-preoccupied thoughts/worries

Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-preoccupied was in 1865

Dictionary Entries Near self-preoccupied

Cite this Entry

“Self-preoccupied.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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