self-centred


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Wikipedia.
Related to self-centred: self-involvement, self-centered

self-centred

or

self-centered

adj
totally preoccupied with one's own concerns
ˌself-ˈcentredly adv
ˌself-ˈcentredness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.self-centred - limited to or caring only about yourself and your own needs
selfish - concerned chiefly or only with yourself and your advantage to the exclusion of others; "Selfish men were...trying to make capital for themselves out of the sacred cause of civil rights"- Maria Weston Chapman

self-centred

adjective selfish, narcissistic, self-absorbed, inward looking, self-seeking, egotistic, wrapped up in yourself The self-centred ones have little energy for anyone else.
Translations

self-centred

self-centered (US) [ˌselfˈsentəd] ADJegocéntrico

self-centred

self-centered (Am) [ˌsɛlfˈsɛntəd] adjegocentrico/a

self-centred

(selfˈsentəd) adjective
interested only in one's own affairs; selfish. She's too self-centred to take any interest in my troubles.

self-centred

أَنَانِيّ egocentrický selvcentreret egozentrisch εγωκεντρικός egocéntrico itsekeskeinen égocentrique egocentričan egocentrico 自己本位の 이기적인 egocentrisch selvsentrert egocentryczny egocêntrico эгоистичный självupptagen เอาตัวเองเป็นหลัก bencil tự coi mình là trung tâm 以我为中心的
References in classic literature ?
Helene," he said quietly, "I suppose that you, who knew nothing of me till you left school, have looked upon me always as a selfish, passionless creature - a weaver of plots, perhaps sometimes a dreamer of dreams, but a person wholly self-centred, always self-engrossed?
He was too thoroughly self-centred, however, to let other than his own preferences long dominate his Rag-weed's actions.
But there is no tyranny more complete than that which a self-centred negative nature exercises over a morbidly sensitive nature perpetually craving sympathy and support.
A series of letters she wrote during her battle with terminal cancer may show a softer side - but they also expose to the public just how self-centred she was.
The Prime Minister said that globalisation is at stake as the nations are becoming self-centred.
what the Tory party stands for - self-centred and greedy".
The writer is very selfinvolved which can border on conceit, an individual who is self-centred and makes great issues out of trivial things.
Let me answer that by saying that Mr Bell's belief that only "the white man" can be relied upon to run former colonies exposes him as a ill-informed, self-centred bigot.
The justification for my suggestion was that I believed that self-centred people, shaped by the selfish culture of media, advertising and commerce so predominant in our society, if they were once shamed into a painless act for the sake of other people, might come to be properly proud of themselves for having done so.
WHAT a self-centred, judgemental letter from John Shepherd re people "dawdling" in shop aisles whilst he is trying to shop in his dinner hour.
BIG BROTHER SELF-CENTRED Noirin has been heavily backed to be voted out of the Big Brother house tonight, writes Phil Agius.