absorbed in your own interests or thoughts etc
Syn: ↑self-involved
Similar to: ↑egoistic, ↑egoistical, ↑egocentric, ↑self-centered, ↑self-centred

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\\| ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ adjective
: absorbed in one's own thoughts, activities, or interests

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/self"ab sawrbd", -zawrbd", self'-/, adj.
preoccupied with one's thoughts, interests, etc.

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self-absorbedˈ adjective
Wrapped up in one's own thoughts or affairs
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Main Entry:self-

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self-absorbed UK US adjective
too concerned about yourself and not interested in other people
Thesaurus: selfish, greedy and not generoussynonym

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ˌself-abˈsorbed [self-absorbed self-absorption] adjective
only concerned about or interested in yourself
Derived Word:self-absorption  
Example Bank:

He watched the joggers with their self-absorbed faces.

The girls sat sulky and self-absorbed.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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