Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being absorbed, or of having the attention fully occupied.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

absorbed +‎ -ness

Examples

  • I'll wallow in my self-absorbedness (i think i just made up a word) and then I'll get over it.

    Is There Something In The Water?

  • Not with tears, not with the self-absorbedness of body and spirit that the mother - within whose body the new life grew and who already shared with her that mysterious, intimate bond, soul abutting soul - must most wickedly shed like a ser-pent's dead skin.

    The White Ninja

  • I thought I saw some sort of absent-mindedness or absorbedness in his manner, so that he seemed hardly like himself.

    Aladdin & Co. A Romance of Yankee Magic

  • The only explanation for Ayalon's behavior is that he is suffering from a combination of mental disorder including superiority complex, megalomania, self-inflated ego and self-absorbedness.

    Palestine Blogs aggregator

  • And in characteristic Zionist self-absorbedness, Metzger utterly ignored that fact that his country was holding as many as 11,000 Palestinian political prisoners, including democratically elected officials, in inhuman conditions in slimy dungeons and concentration camps all over occupied Palestine.

    Window Into Palestine

  • Although his work falls squarely in to the "sensitive boy with a guitar" braket DeRose manages, for the most part, to avoid the cloying self-absorbedness that can come with that territory.

    The Line Of Best Fit

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