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Definition of "self-centered" [self•-cen•tered]

  • Engrossed in oneself and one's own affairs; selfish. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "self-centered" in a sentence
  • "I really don't think the word self-centered is accurate; I would simply call myself bed-centered."
  • "She shows up when she wants, her book is nothing but a vindictive lashback at everyone she ever perceived 'hurt' her, she poses for pictures then calls the same pictures 'sexist' ... how long does the list of faux pas, bloopers, and innuendoes have to get before this person is revealed as the self-centered person she really is?"
  • "But he is too young, foolish and self-centered to know that. victim of republican greed"