navel-gazing


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Related to navel-gazing: omphaloskepsis, contemplate navel

na·vel-gaz·ing

(nā′vəl-gā′zĭng)
n. Slang
Excessive introspection, self-absorption, or concentration on a single issue.

navel-gazing

n
informal self-absorbed behaviour
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.navel-gazing - literally, the contemplation of one's navel, which is an idiom usually meaning complacent self-absorption
self-absorption - preoccupation with yourself to the exclusion of everything else
Translations

navel-gazing

[ˈneɪvəlgeɪzɪŋ] N (pej) → ombliguismo m, autocontemplación f

navel-gazing

n (pej)Nabelschau f
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