egocentric

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj egocentric limited to or caring only about yourself and your own needs
    • n egocentric a self-centered person with little regard for others
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • egocentric Having or regarding self as the center of all things; centering in self; egoistic.
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Quotations

  • Katharine Hepburn
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    “It's a business you go into because you're an egocentric. It's a very embarrassing profession.”

Usage

In literature:

Both worlds are egocentric, megalomaniac, filled to the full with unbridled human will and desire.
"Darwin and Modern Science" by A.C. Seward and Others
Taoism was out of the question as a substitute, because of its anarchistic and egocentric character.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard
It is thus exquisitely egocentric, selfish, personal, and antisocial.
"Studies in Forensic Psychiatry" by Bernard Glueck
It has also turned out a fair number of self-centered, egocentric horrors.
"The K-Factor" by Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
Setting yourself up as someone superior to the Strategy Board is the most antisocial type of egocentrism imaginable.
"The Highest Treason" by Randall Garrett
Studies of paranoia and of egocentric personalities have resulted in the discovery of the only or favorite child complex.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
Here again why not follow the egocentric plan of starting with what the student knows?
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper
Its method is egocentric.
"Whitman" by John Burroughs
Supported by Shaftesbury's urbane generalization, Collins laughed openly at the egocentricity and blindness of Marshall's timid zealotry.
"A Discourse Concerning Ridicule and Irony in Writing (1729)" by Anthony Collins
Mr. Wilson's personal sensitiveness and egocentric nature played an essential part in all the negotiations.
"My Three Years in America" by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
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In news:

Archer (l.) is an egocentric superspy in FX's offensive, tasteless… (DAILY NEWS STAFF ).
Full of racial epithets, coarse language, and egocentrics rants, "A Document of Concern" harks back to white trash dime store novels.
President Obama's view of the world is uniquely egocentric .
Shooting near Empire State Building reflects egocentric world, priest says at victim's funeral.
Empire State Building attack reflects egocentric world.
The hormone makes people more egocentric and dramatically reduces cooperation between people, according to a new study of females.
What Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan represent is her idea of egocentric selfishness and complete disregard for others.
Empire State Building attack reflects egocentric world.
Testosterone Makes Us Less Cooperative and More Egocentric.
President Obama's view of the world is uniquely egocentric.
Instead of appreciating the circle, the Western mindset usually skews egocentric.
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In science:

Egocentr ism The equations of modern physics wouldn't change if the world were a vir tual reality. Indeed, their status would rise, from convenient fictions to literal truths.
The emergence of the physical world from information processing
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