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Definition of "egocentric" []

  • Holding the view that the ego is the center, object, and norm of all experience. (adjective)
  • Confined in attitude or interest to one's own needs or affairs. (adjective)
  • Caring only about oneself; selfish. (adjective)
  • Philosophy Viewed or perceived from one's own mind as a center. (adjective)
  • Philosophy Taking one's own self as the starting point in a philosophical system. (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 "egocentric" in a sentence
  • "How egocentric is it for these postmodernist writers to whip up these verbose tomes without the slightest concern about reader engagement?"
  • "Although undoubtedly popular today, what Boyd calls egocentric social networks are just one among many possible ways to think at network arrangements."
  • "In my childhood development classes, I think the inability to see beyond yourself was referred to as egocentric and I think in some ways the increasing use of the internet to develop communities has contributed to that."