from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang Excessive introspection, self-absorption, or concentration on a single issue: "The optimistic trend masks a looming problem, which has sent the travel industry into a renewed bout of navel-gazing” ( Financial Times).
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- n. Excessive focus on oneself; introspection.
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- n. literally, the contemplation of one's navel, which is an idiom usually meaning complacent self-absorption
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