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self- +‎ centered

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self-centered (comparative more self-centered, superlative most self-centered) (American spelling)

  1. Egotistically obsessed with oneself.
  2. Concerned with the self, as opposed to the greater good of one's group, community, tribe, etc.; individualistic.
    • 1920, Edward Carpenter, Pagan and Christian Creeds, New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., page 165:
      [A]nd that one great and all-important occasion and provocative of these beliefs was actually the rise of self-consciousness — that is, the coming of the mind to a more or less distinct awareness of itself and of its own operation, and the consequent development and growth of Individualism, and of the Self-centred attitude in human thought and action.

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