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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Excessive introspection, self-absorption, or concentration on a single issue.

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  • noun derogatory Excessive focus on oneself; introspection.

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  • noun literally, the contemplation of one's navel, which is an idiom usually meaning complacent self-absorption

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