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: regard for or consideration of oneself or one's own interests
egocentricity, egocentrism, egoism, egomania, egotism, narcissism, navel-gazing, self-absorption, self-centeredness, self-concern, self-interest, self-involvement, self-preoccupation, selfishness, selfness
self-abandonment, self-forgetfulness, selflessness, unselfishness
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