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self-absorption

Definitions

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  • noun Preoccupation with oneself to the exclusion of everything else.

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  • noun preoccupation with yourself to the exclusion of everything else

Etymologies

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self- +‎ absorption

Examples

  • Irony today is thus a mixture of self-detachment and self-absorption: an unwillingness to take a stand and an eagerness to see the strange workings of fate in mere thwarted desire.

    Insight By Surprise

  • So when your image is sullied, your fundraising is sinking fast and a poll shows even a majority of "Millennials" have a low opinion of your movement... you might consider turning to that paragon of cultural excess and Madison Avenue self-absorption: Don Draper.

    Phillip Martin: Remaking Occupy's Image: What Would Don Draper Do?

  • There is something rather non-Yorkshire about Boycott's self-absorption and relentless bigging-up of himself, displayed even in this one isolated incident.

    Geoff Boycott's sensitive side… it's so well hidden | Barbara Ellen

  • For my taste, doing it in public, whether gay or straight, lacks decorum and vouchsafes an unseemly self-absorption.

    Letters: Harp heaven

  • The Victorians, many believed, had a moral duty to wake China from its self-absorption and slumber.

    The War That Turned China Against the West

  • I was about to object and say that depressed people can't be good decision-makers (b/c of the self-absorption factor), but your post isn't really about depression.

    Being Grumpy is Good For You » E-Mail

  • To see through false sophistication and teenage self-absorption without despising the other person or feeling smug oneself — now that's a lesson well-learned.

    Growing Pangs

  • Fall TV: Get the lowdown on this season's must-see new shows 6. Thou shalt practice self-absorption, especially if you're a Crossroads demon of Scottish origin.

    Castiel's 10 Commandments for Supernatural Season 7

  • I was about to object and say that depressed people can't be good decision-makers (b/c of the self-absorption factor), but your post isn't really about depression.

    Being Grumpy is Good For You

  • As for the larger point, I think reporters have it in their heads that “bloggers” are synonymous with “the anonymous cranks on the internet who email me” — hence this caricature of self-absorption and general oddball-ness.

    Matthew Yglesias » MSM Derides Bloggers For Asking Hypothetical Bad Question

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