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self-involved Syllabification: self-in·volved
Pronunciation: /self inˈvälvd/ /inˈvôlvd/

Definition of self-involved in English:


Wrapped up in oneself or one’s own thoughts.
Example sentences
  • Seriously, I am self-involved enough at this point to be quite sure that we are entertaining all those boats and all those people in the gardens.
  • Most people are so focused on their careers these days and so self-involved.
  • The writer's protagonists dramatize this possibility: they are self-involved, troubled dreamers wielding therapeutic scalpels on themselves.


Example sentences
  • Her speechifying was made fun of, and her black and white, self-righteous attitude grew out of her own long-running self-involvement; it was very obviously intended as a character flaw.
  • Paranoid and timid where the other is swollen with self-involvement, its principle preoccupation is with questions that are larger and darker than simple romantic misfortune.
  • When I think of your photography I don't perceive too much self-involvement or self-portraits.
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