Meaning of self-absorbed

self-absorbed




If you’re overly concerned with yourself, including your own feelings and thoughts, you’re self-absorbed. Self-absorbed people don’t think much about how others are feeling.

Your self-absorbed acquaintance Isn’t likely to ask you sincerely how you’re doing today, because he’s too busy thinking about himself. And a self-absorbed driver who gets in a fender bender might rush to see if her car is scratched rather than checking to make sure her passenger is okay. Self-absorbed dates from the late 18th century, from self and absorbed, “engrossed mentally.”

Definitions of self-absorbed
  1. adjective

    absorbed in your own interests or thoughts etc

    synonyms:

    self-involved

    egocentric, egoistic, egoistical, self-centered, self-centred

    limited to or caring only about yourself and your own needs

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