solipsistic

adjective so·lip·sis·tic \ ˌsō-ləp-ˈsi-stik , ˌsä- \

Definition of solipsistic

: of, relating to, or characterized by solipsism or extreme egocentricity
  • The new punks can only rant about solipsistic concerns: themselves, their friends and girlfriends, and us, the people they think look at them funny.
  • —Bob Gulla
  • Played by a ferocious cast of nonactors, the dead-end adolescent rebels in Kids are like a wolf pack of baby sociopaths, leaping from one solipsistic sensation to the next.
  • —Owen Gleiberman

solipsistically

play \ˌsō-ləp-ˈsi-sti-k(ə-)lē, ˌsä-\ adverb
    • What we say to ourselves is often quite similar to what we say to each other, because we solipsistically forget that we are in fact speaking to someone else.
    • —James Wood

First Known Use of solipsistic

1885

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