Definition of Self-centred
1. Adjective. Limited to or caring only about yourself and your own needs.
Similar to: Self-absorbed, Self-involved
Derivative terms: Egocentric, Egoist, Egoist, Self-centeredness
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Literary usage of Self-centred
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, William Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1893)
"His miserable divided mind and self-centred soul could see no door of heaven opening to him. All the sagacity and adroitness had ended in a vain and ..."
2. Rex Christus: An Outline Study of China by Arthur Henderson Smith (1903)
"... CHAPTER IA self-centred EMPIRE THE country which we call China,- but which its own people designate as the Central Empire, is one of the oldest and ..."
3. Two Treaties of Paris and the Supreme Court by Sidney Webster (1901)
"... self- centred and self-restrained, a courtier and a statesman, filling not unworthily with his gigantic personality the world-stage on which he moved. ..."
4. Aristotle and the Earlier Peripatetics by Eduard Zeller (1897)
"Nothing but pure self- centred thought is free from materiality, for even the soul has an essential relation to the body, and in all corporeal substances ..."