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self-absorption Line breaks: self-absorp¦tion

Definition of self-absorption in English:


[mass noun]
1Preoccupation with one’s own emotions, interests, or situation: she had lapsed into gloomy self-absorption
More example sentences
  • Therapism celebrates emotional self-absorption and the sharing of feelings.
  • The Church has lost a sense of mission, turning inwards in self-absorption, anxious to protect itself, forgetting that it is no more than a means to an end, the end being the Kingdom of God.
  • With or without leadership contests, the conference season brings out the narcissism and self-absorption of politicians to a degree the public can only find repellent.
2 Physics The absorption by a body of radiation which it has itself emitted.
Example sentences
  • The absorbance was always kept below 0.05 to avoid self-absorption of the fluorescence.



Pronunciation: /ˌsɛlfəbˈzɔːbd/
Example sentences
  • Saying this man was selfish and self-absorbed would be a gross understatement.
  • You know I can often be self-pitying, self-absorbed and downright selfish?
  • I'm becoming so shut off I can't even be egocentric and self-absorbed anymore.

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