V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: selfish, self-centered, and concerned only with personal needs rather than the needs of others

Synonyms: selfish, self-centered, egotistic

Antonyms: selfless

Tips: Egocentric is related to the word ego. It includes behavior that goes beyond selfish and is somewhat flamboyant and attention seeking.

Usage Examples:

That kind of egocentric attitude will not be accepted here, because we work as a team. (self-centered)

She was vain and egocentric, always putting herself first. (selfish)

The tycoon billionaire is so egocentric, he places his name on everything. (egotistic, flamboyant)

Children are often egocentric and need their parents full and undivided attention, because they have yet to learn that the world does not revolve around them. (self-centered, egotistic)

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