solipsistic

adjective
so·​lip·​sis·​tic | \ ˌsō-ləp-ˈsi-stik How to pronounce solipsistic (audio) , 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

Other Words from solipsistic

solipsistically \ ˌsō-​ləp-​ˈsi-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce solipsistic (audio) , 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, in the meaning defined above

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“Solipsistic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/solipsistic. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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