One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Preoccupied with one's own feelings, interests, or situation.‘they are too self-absorbed to listen carefully to others’
- ‘He highlights his disregard for self-absorbed authoritarianism.’
- ‘Unshaven, scruffy, with greasy brown hair, he slouches in a woollen ski hat, totally self-absorbed.’
- ‘She becomes involved with a self-absorbed, internationally known ballet star who discards women like used candy wrappers.’
- ‘In this sleazoid farce, individuals coexist in insular states of self-absorbed eccentricity.’
- ‘It is a shallow, angry, self-absorbed, beautifully made excuse for a movie.’
- ‘John gazes longingly at her but never dreams of making a move, despite his wife's spiral into self-absorbed hostility.’
- ‘The characters remained self-absorbed, oblivious to conventional morality or the pieties of political correctness.’
- ‘The new restaurant is a great success and allows her to continue her indulgence of the increasingly greedy and self-absorbed Veda.’
- ‘He is a prig, a holy terror, a self-absorbed, insensitive pain.’
- ‘She is sweet, calculating, eager, and very self-absorbed.’
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