Share this entry

Share this page

navel-gazing

Syllabification: na·vel-gaz·ing

Definition of navel-gazing in English:

noun

Self-indulgent or excessive contemplation of oneself or a single issue, at the expense of a wider view: he lapsed into his customary navel-gazing [as modifier]: navel-gazing New Age types
More example sentences
  • Thankfully, though, I believe that the Scottish art world has wider horizons than such navel-gazing, self-pitying introspection.
  • This amounts to five hundred pages of self-obsessed navel-gazing, interspersed with intense bouts of self-loathing and lame jokes.
  • It's just been a constant round of self-obsessed navel-gazing here recently, so I thought that you might like me to return to some form of banality.

Definition of navel-gazing in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

More on navel-gazing

Nearby words


Translate navel-gazing

into Spanish
Word of the day sacerdotal
Pronunciation: ˌsasəˈdəʊt(ə)l
adjective
relating to priests or the priesthood; priestly