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attention whore

Definitions

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  • noun derogatory, idiomatic An individual that routinely solicits attention through inappropriate tactics and provocation
  • verb rare To seek attention through inappropriate means or to an excessive degree.

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  • What're some synonym to describe this type of person (if we want to avoid the inflammatory 'whore' word)? Egomaniac doesn't quite mean the same thing.

    August 15, 2008

  • "attention monkey", perhaps?

    August 15, 2008

  • I use attention hog. It seems to work fine. :) (p.s. Thanks for being sensitive about the term.)

    August 15, 2008

  • Those are so... anthropomorphic.

    August 15, 2008

  • ... attention wanter?

    August 15, 2008

  • Prima donna, diva?

    August 15, 2008

  • Well, those are generally applied to females, and have additional connotations besides just the desire for attention. "Attention hog" and some other variants are non-gender specific and pretty clearly focused. IMHO. :)

    August 15, 2008

  • I'm not so sure... I've referred to males as attention whores before.

    Drama Queen can be non-gender specific, too. I know several (straight) men who are Drama Queens.

    September 20, 2008

  • Fuming slightly,as I've had to see one off recently....

    (elsewhere, though - not here).

    September 20, 2008

  • I was referring specifically to prima donna and diva. (If your comment was referring to mine... which I'm not sure it was...)

    September 20, 2008