preoccupied with one's thoughts, interests, etc
Etymology: 1840–50 self′-absorp′tion, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • self-absorbed — also self absorbed, 1847, from SELF (Cf. self) + absorbed (see ABSORB (Cf. absorb)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • self-absorbed — self ab sorbed adj interested only in yourself and the things that affect you ▪ Teenagers always seem so self absorbed. >self absorption n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-absorbed — self absorption ► NOUN ▪ preoccupation with one s own emotions, interests, or situation. DERIVATIVES self absorbed adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • self-absorbed — adjective absorbed in your own interests or thoughts etc • Syn: ↑self involved • Similar to: ↑egoistic, ↑egoistical, ↑egocentric, ↑self centered, ↑self centred * * * | ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-absorbed — adjective concerned only with yourself and the things that affect you: I wouldn t worry teenagers always seem totally self absorbed. self absorption noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-absorbed — adjective Overly concerned about oneself, to the point of ignoring the feelings of others. I dont want to call him self absorbed but he was more concerned with the scratch on his car than the people in the car he hit. Syn: inconsiderate …   Wiktionary

  • self-absorbed — ADJ GRADED Someone who is self absorbed thinks so much about things concerning themselves that they do not notice other people or the things around them …   English dictionary

  • self-absorbed — /self ab sawrbd , zawrbd , self /, adj. preoccupied with one s thoughts, interests, etc. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-absorbed — self ab sorbed adjective too concerned about yourself and not interested in other people …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • self-absorbed — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Concerned only with oneself: egocentric, egoistic, egoistical, egomaniacal, egotistic, egotistical, self centered, self involved, selfish, self seeking, self serving. Idiom: wrapped up in oneself. See SELF …   English dictionary for students