Definition of self-centred in English:



  • Preoccupied with oneself and one's affairs.

    ‘he's far too self-centred to care what you do’
    • ‘Sometimes I think it truly self-centred and self-indulgent to believe that you hold an opinion that so many people could be interested in.’
    • ‘Above all, they are apt to be self-centred and self-absorbed, with little interest in their neighbours and communities.’
    • ‘Citizens of rich countries may be self-centred and self-indulgent, but things are not quite as horrible as some would have us believe.’
    • ‘In truth Deb is the bad friend - too self-centered and self-conscious to care about Beth.’
    • ‘Above all, they're apt to be self-centred and self-absorbed, with little interest in their neighbours or communities.’
    • ‘This comes from letting go again and again of self-centered thoughts and habitual storylines.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, he also discovers that she's about as self-centered and egotistical as someone can be.’
    • ‘These are obviously self-centred and cold-hearted individuals who care only for their well-being and betterment.’
    • ‘It's basically a self-centred group, whose members always thought and talked about themselves.’
    • ‘They care about nothing but themselves and their self-centered ideology.’
    • ‘They both present themselves as selfish, self-centered individuals and they deserve one another.’
    • ‘I'm selfish and self-centered, and I don't seem to have any control over it.’
    • ‘In the long run, though, such self-centered thinking does not serve anybody.’
    • ‘Needless to say Bruce, being the selfish, self-centered person he is, abuses his newfound power to his own advantage.’
    • ‘Normal polite, generous people seem to turn into very selfish, self-centred individuals once they light up a cigarette.’
    • ‘If it does come, it would be triggered by the naked greed of a nation that is selfish and self-centred to the point of gross stupidity.’
    • ‘Few people can stand constant praise without becoming vain and self-centered.’
    • ‘However, you certainly have no problem exercising your right to be self-centered and ignorant to world affairs.’
    • ‘Being self-centered and being selfish are not the same thing.’
    • ‘It's self-centred, self-interested pleading at its worst.’
    egocentric, egotistic, egotistical, egomaniacal, self-regarding, self-absorbed, self-obsessed, self-seeking, self-interested, self-serving, wrapped up in oneself, inward-looking, introverted, selfish, self-loving, narcissistic, vain
    inconsiderate, thoughtless, unthinking, uncaring, uncharitable, unkind
    looking after number one
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