Definition of egocentric in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌēɡōˈsentrik/


1Thinking only of oneself, without regard for the feelings or desires of others; self-centered: their egocentric tendency to think of themselves as invulnerable
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  • As a consequence, this prevalence of mass marketing and consumerism has led to a selfish, egocentric culture where one's own apparent needs and desires come first at the exclusion of the needs of others.
  • I don't want to sound self centered of egocentric, but I was the reason he was happy.
  • Avoid egocentric tendencies to demand too much personal attention.
self-centered, egomaniacal, egoistic, egotistic, self-interested, selfish, self-seeking, self-absorbed, narcissistic, vain, self-important
1.1Centered in or arising from a person’s own existence or perspective: egocentric spatial perception
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  • Taking yourself out of the picture helps shift you away from an egocentric perspective and allows the other images in the dream to come forward.
  • In contrast, the dorsal stream is activated more rapidly, is specialized for the guidance of action, does not make its outputs available for direct report, and codes spatial position in an egocentric reference frame.
  • The findings from the three studies do not support the notion that adolescents believe others are attentive to and critical of their every move, or that their social cognition and perception is egocentric and distorted.


An egocentric person.
Example sentences
  • The other are a bunch of stadium-hogging egocentrics whose lead singer has almost bankrupt the band on two separate occasions due to ill-advised property investments.
  • Authenticity is incredibly important in a Blogging Community (phonies and egocentrics are revealed as such pretty quickly).
  • We need to make ourselves gentle, peaceful, flexible and tame, rather than being undisciplined, rigid, stubborn egocentrics.



Pronunciation: /-(ə)lē/
Example sentences
  • So if God is the big center, and then God tells you - through a priest, through a scripture, through a dogma - that the infidel must be destroyed, then you'll obey, and you'll act just as egocentrically as you project that God is.
  • It is my hope that people will learn valuable lessons, calculate less for self-interest, and think less egocentrically, with more humanitarian considerations, so that separated families in all parts of the world might reunite again.
  • As people will tend to obsess or view information egocentrically, how objective one's perspective is on this recently conceived information helps apply it to whatever it may be at hand.


Pronunciation: /ˌēɡōs(ə)nˈtrisədē/
Example sentences
  • He was an amazing bass player, better than many professional session musicians, and yet he had none of their attitude or egocentricity.
  • Part of the problem is that the egocentricity of childhood means that it sometimes takes years for us to really get to know our mothers as people.
  • If you give charity 100 times, the repetition of the physical act breaks down your egocentricity and engrains the behavior of a more charitable person.


Pronunciation: /ˌēɡōˈsenˌtrizəm/
Example sentences
  • But his vanity, pettiness and egocentrism exasperated even his closest friends.
  • This adolescent egocentrism and its belief systems account for much of the reckless behaviour of some teens.
  • Studies have found adolescent egocentrism to be more prevalent among females than males and to continue into late adolescence.


Early 20th century: from ego, on the pattern of words such as geocentric.

Words that rhyme with egocentric

androcentric, centric, concentric, eccentric, ethnocentric, Eurocentric, geocentric, phallocentric, theocentric

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Syllabification: e·go·cen·tric

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