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egocentric

adjective     /ˌiː.ɡəʊˈsen.trɪk/ US  /-ɡoʊ-/
thinking only about yourself and what will bring advantages for you: Babies are entirely egocentric, concerned only with when they will next be fed .Showing arrogance and conceitConfidence and self-assuranceBoastingSelfishnessInconsiderate egocentrically     /-trɪ.kəl.i/ adverb egocentricity     /ˌiː.ɡəʊ.senˈtrɪs.ɪ.ti/ US  /-ɡoʊ.senˈtrɪs.ə.t̬i/ noun [U]
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