Definitions

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  • adj. of, relating to, or being disposed to solipsism

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to solipsism.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Functional theories that recognize no content-determining external relata have been called solipsistic (Harman 1987).

    Mental Representation

  • You seem to have erred in characterizing as solipsistic those solons who dangled a participle in drafting the law controlling the National Endowment for the Arts.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • This conversation started off ad hominem: I'm "solipsistic," misguided, I'm politically motivated, I'm ignorant of the basic facts and of the "meaning" of the text.

    Whether true or not

  • Alright, instead of "not very grown up" would you be happy with 'solipsistic', or 'not self-aware', or 'immature', or 'underdeveloped'?

    The Big Philosophical Question

  • Though Mrs Brown's choice of gifts was praised as thoughtful, Mrs Obama's choice of gifts for Fraser and John was 'solipsistic'.

    Home | Mail Online

  • Equally insulting, decided the Times of London, was Michelle Obama's "solipsistic" and

    Black Entertainment : Black News : Urban News : Hip Hop News - EURweb.com

  • Equally insulting, decided the Times of London, was Michelle Obama's "solipsistic" and "inherently dismissive" gifts to the Browns 'two little boys, Fraser and John.

    Black Entertainment : Black News : Urban News : Hip Hop News - EURweb.com

  • We all make our own "solipsistic" derivations of the text, based on our own scholarly biases and cultural preconceptions, whether we're laymen or academics, because we're translating poetry.

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  • I didn't presume in some kind of solipsistic or narcissistic way that my struggle or my story would be interesting because it was mine.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Not wanting to appear a jerk, the reviewer starts using adjectives like "solipsistic",

    The Mumpsimus

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  • Ugh.

    February 19, 2009

  • "At Home" is too solipsistic, too beholden to the confessional tenets of the therapeutic movement to be a first-rate memoir. But if it often bears an uncomfortable resemblance to an analyst's session, it's also a far cry from "Here but Not Here," Lillian Ross' self-aggrandizing account of her affair with the New Yorker editor William Shawn.
    -- MICHIKO KAKUTANI

    February 19, 2009