self-absorption


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self-ab·sorbed

(sĕlf′əb-zôrbd′, -sôrbd′)
adj.
Excessively self-involved.

self′-ab·sorp′tion (-zôrp′shən, -sôrp′-) n.

self-absorption

n
1. preoccupation with oneself to the exclusion of others or the outside world
2. (General Physics) physics the process in which some of the radiation emitted by a material is absorbed by the material itself
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.self-absorption - preoccupation with yourself to the exclusion of everything else
navel-gazing, omphaloskepsis - literally, the contemplation of one's navel, which is an idiom usually meaning complacent self-absorption
preoccupation - an idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention

self-absorption

noun
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Jasper's self-absorption in his nephew when he was alive, and his unceasing pursuit of the inquiry how he came by his death, if he were dead, were themes so rife in the place, that no one appeared able to suspect the possibility of foul play at his hands.
She was no longer the listless creature who had lived at his side in a state of sullen self-absorption, but a mysterious alien presence, an evil energy secreted from the long years of silent brooding.
He heard a laugh, and it not only interrupted his words but also destroyed the peace of his self-absorption with the vile pain of a reality intruding upon the beauty of a dream.
Limbaugh comes out of a selfish world and urges self-absorption on the self-absorbed.
On these tests, a report of high self-esteem may reflect an attempt to deceive or please the researcher, self-absorption, or healthy feelings of self-worth, he holds.
For Jaoui, self-absorption is universal, justified or not.
At times pretentious, but beautifully assembled and in the end curiously uplifting, this very personal docu is a strong piece of essayistic impressionism that successfully transcends its surface self-absorption.
Still it will be too bad if this spectacular playing out of youthful talent, ambition, and self-absorption is as good as it gets--most of all for the artist himself.
The interview she gave to my colleague Sue Carroll was fascinating for its sheer awfulness and lack of irony - a master-class in self-obsession, self-absorption, self-indulgence, let alone self-deception.
Now with Enough About Me--playing an open-ended run at New York's Chelsea Playhouse--the 29-year-old Roberson says, "It's all about Varla's self-absorption.
And that person appears to have indulged in a life of such self-absorption that he has been unaware of and totally unmoved by the unhappiness he may cause to those closest to him.
Even adolescent self-absorption recedes as one's capacity for the mystery of hospitality grows: It is only as one is at home in oneself that one may be truly hospitable to others--welcoming but not overbearing, affably pliant but not subject to crass manipulation.