- concerned solely or chiefly with one’s own interests, welfare, etc.; engrossed in self; selfish; egotistical.
- independent, self-sufficient.
- centered in oneself or itself.
- 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.