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.
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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
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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
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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.
"Our research indicates that selfies are not necessarily a sign of self-absorption, but there is a chance that others may view us that way based on posting many selfies," he said.
Oh, all right, I'll come,' she grumbled, piqued that the petty troubles of kids should interfere with her self-absorption. 'Just hang on a minute while I get my keys.' Pandemonium in the dormitory.
I am not trying to promote complete and utter self-absorption. Instead, I am simply encouraging women to listen to the voice inside that says 'but what do I want?'
Angela is not particularly likable, without youth or inexperience to excuse her insecurity and self-absorption. Virginia proves privileged and entitled too, but her wounded curiosity makes even her flaws surprisingly endearing.
The Self-Absorption Objection and Neo-Aristotelian Virtue Ethics, JEFF D'SOUZA
Kudos to these two women-Ivy Floresca and Maan Nueva-for venturing out of their self-absorption and keeping in abeyance the darkness of their fears.
Summary: Locating our penchant for self-absorption in 2,000 years of history
However, the first-person narration feels toneless, and Yvonne's indecisiveness and self-absorption become tedious.
Pakistan Today cuts through the self-absorption' for its readers.