self-centered


self-centered

adjective

  1. concerned solely or chiefly with one’s own interests, welfare, etc.; engrossed in self; selfish; egotistical.
  2. independent, self-sufficient.
  3. centered in oneself or itself.
  4. Archaic. fixed; unchanging.

adj.1670s, “fixed, stationary,” from self- + center (v.). In reference to persons, “engrossed in the self, with little regard for others,” it is recorded from 1783.

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