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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


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