adjective Date: 1894 1. concerned with the individual rather than society 2. taking the ego as the starting point in philosophy 3. a. limited in outlook or concern to one's own activities or needs b. self-centered, selfishegocentric nounegocentrically adverbegocentricity nounegocentrism noun

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  • egocentric — adj. having an attitude which is almost exclusively concerned with one s own needs or desires. Syn: egoistical, self centered, self centred. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • egocentric — n. a self centered person with little regard for others. Syn: egoist. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • egocentric — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ self centred. ► NOUN ▪ an egocentric person. DERIVATIVES egocentrically adverb egocentricity noun egocentrism noun …   English terms dictionary

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  • egocentric — 1900, from EGO (Cf. ego) + CENTRIC (Cf. centric). Related: Egocentricity; egocentrism …   Etymology dictionary

  • egocentric — [adj] thinking very highly of oneself conceited, egoistic, egoistical, egomaniacal, egotistic, egotistical, individualist, individualistic, megalomaniac, narcissistic, pompous, self absorbed, self centered, self concerned, self indulgent, self… …   New thesaurus

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  • egocentric — [[t]i͟ːgoʊse̱ntrɪk, e̱g [/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) Someone who is egocentric thinks only of themselves and their own wants, and does not consider other people. He was egocentric, a man of impulse who expected those around him to serve him.… …   English dictionary

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