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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Holding the view that the ego is the center, object, and norm of all experience.
  • adj. Confined in attitude or interest to one's own needs or affairs.
  • adj. Caring only about oneself; selfish.
  • adj. Philosophy Viewed or perceived from one's own mind as a center.
  • adj. Philosophy Taking one's own self as the starting point in a philosophical system.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. selfish, self-centered
  • adj. Egotistical.
  • n. A person who is egocentric.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having an attitude which is almost exclusively concerned with one's own needs or desires.
  • n. a self-centered person with little regard for others.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having or regarding self as the center of all things; centering in self; egoistic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. limited to or caring only about yourself and your own needs
  • n. a self-centered person with little regard for others

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