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People with a sense of humor tend to be less egocentric and more realistic in their view of the world and more humble in moments of success and less defeated in times of travail.
Bob Newhart

Meaning of "egocentric" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF EGOCENTRIC

egocentric  [ˌiːɡəʊˈsɛntrɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EGOCENTRIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Egocentric can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES EGOCENTRIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Egocentrism

Egocentrism is characterized by preoccupation with one's own internal world. Egocentrics regard themselves and their own opinions or interests as being the most important or valid. To them, self-relevant information is seen to be more important in shaping one’s judgments than are thoughts about others and other-relevant information. Egocentric people are unable to fully understand or to cope with other people's opinions and the fact that reality can be different from what they are ready to accept. Egocentrism is not the same as narcissism.

Definition of egocentric in the English dictionary

The first definition of egocentric in the dictionary is regarding everything only in relation to oneself; self-centred; selfish. Other definition of egocentric is pertaining to a theory in which everything is considered in relation to the self. Egocentric is also a self-centred person; egotist.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EGOCENTRIC


acentric
eɪˈsɛntrɪk
acrocentric
ˌækrəʊˈsɛntrɪk
androcentric
ˌændrəʊˈsɛntrɪk
anthropocentric
ˌænθrəpəʊˈsɛntrɪk
barycentric
ˌbærɪˈsɛntrɪk
centric
ˈsɛntrɪk
concentric
kənˈsɛntrɪk
dicentric
daɪˈsɛntrɪk
eccentric
ɪkˈsɛntrɪk
ecocentric
ˌiːkəʊˈsɛntrɪk
ethnocentric
ˌɛθnəʊˈsɛntrɪk
Eurocentric
ˌjʊərəʊˈsɛntrɪk
exocentric
ˌɛksəʊˈsɛntrɪk
geocentric
ˌdʒiːəʊˈsɛntrɪk
heliocentric
ˌhiːlɪəʊˈsɛntrɪk
metacentric
ˌmɛtəˈsɛntrɪk
pericentric
ˌpɛrɪˈsɛntrɪk
polycentric
ˌpɒlɪˈsɛntrɪk
theocentric
ˌθɪəˈsɛntrɪk
topocentric
ˌtɒpəˈsɛntrɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EGOCENTRIC

ego
ego boost
ego ideal
ego surfing
ego trip
ego-trip
egocentrical
egocentrically
egocentricity
egocentrism
egoism
egoist
egoistic
egoistical
egoistically
egoity
egoless
Egoli
egomania
egomaniac

WORDS THAT END LIKE EGOCENTRIC

areocentric
asymmetric
bicentric
electric
endocentric
gastric
geometric
homocentric
hydroelectric
mantric
metric
multicentric
pediatric
psychiatric
selenocentric
submetacentric
symmetric
Tantric
telocentric
uneccentric

Synonyms and antonyms of egocentric in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «EGOCENTRIC»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «egocentric» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of egocentric

Translation of «egocentric» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EGOCENTRIC

Find out the translation of egocentric to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of egocentric from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «egocentric» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

以自我为中心
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

egocéntrica
570 millions of speakers

English

egocentric
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अहंकारपूर्ण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أناني
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

эгоцентричны
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

egocêntrica
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অহংভাবপূর্ণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

égocentrique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Egosentrik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

egozentrisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

自己中心的な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

자기 중심
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Egocentric
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tự kỷ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தன்முனைப்புள்ள
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अहंकार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ben merkezci
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

egocentrico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

egocentryczny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

егоцентричні
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

egocentric
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εγωκεντρικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

egosentries
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

egocentrisk
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

egosentriske
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of egocentric

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EGOCENTRIC»

The term «egocentric» is regularly used and occupies the 91.845 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EGOCENTRIC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about egocentric

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10 QUOTES WITH «EGOCENTRIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word egocentric.
1
Lizzie Brochere
Of course I believe in aliens. I think it's very egocentric to think that there's nothing else with intelligence in the whole universe.
2
Andrea Corr
All I care is that my family, and my loved ones, understand me. Or that they understand me to a degree - I don't understand me very much. And I don't need the world to understand me. That is the most egocentric thing.
3
Michael Eisner
Many people you think are individual achievers in fact have either a strong spousal partner over many years or a business partner who's either in the background, not given enough publicity or less egocentric.
4
Gary Hamel
The real damper on employee engagement is the soggy, cold blanket of centralized authority. In most companies, power cascades downwards from the CEO. Not only are employees disenfranchised from most policy decisions, they lack even the power to rebel against egocentric and tyrannical supervisors.
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Nigel Kennedy
Maybe it's egocentric or whatever, but when I'm playing Beethoven, Bach, Hendrix, or whoever it is, in the end, it just feels like my own music and I'm making it up as I'm going along.
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Bob Newhart
People with a sense of humor tend to be less egocentric and more realistic in their view of the world and more humble in moments of success and less defeated in times of travail.
7
Troy Polamalu
Anybody who's away from what's normal is just kind of pushed aside as, 'Oh, he's crazy.' But in reality, this world is crazy. It's just chaos everywhere. It's really hard to be part of this world, because it's very possessed. And very egocentric.
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Joel Salatin
If we fail to appreciate the soul that Easternism gives us, then what we have is a disconnected, Greco-Roman, Western, egocentric, compartmentalized, reductionist, fragmented, linear thought process that counts on cleverness.
9
Marjane Satrapi
You know, I'm a really individualistic person. I'm extremely narcissistic and egocentric, too. So I have one life, and I have to live it the way I want.
10
Ana Tijoux
I'm feeling more and more thoughts that aren't songs, just reflections. I'm always been very shy and in some ways a prisoner in one language and I feel that the liberation of creativity has to be in all senses. So I've been deciding to publishing something very simple but very small at the same time, nothing egocentric.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EGOCENTRIC»

Discover the use of egocentric in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to egocentric and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Working without a Net : A Study of Egocentric Epistemology: ...
In this new book, Foley defends an epistemology that takes seriously the perspectives of individual thinkers.
Richard Foley Professor of Philosophy Rutgers University, 1992
2
Rethinking Egocentric Speech: Towards a New Hypothesis
"challenged Piaget's thesis that the inherent autism of a child's thought manifests itself in egocentric speech" (Kozulin, 1987: xxxv). From a Vygotskian (1987:228) theoretical perspective egocentric speech is a phenomenon that falls between ...
Karen Junefelt, 2007
3
Intention, Common Ground and the Egocentric Speaker-Hearer
practiced in overcoming an inherent egocentric tendency. The same is true for the very ability to think about beliefs (Birch and Bloom, 2007). Adults fail the false belief task if the task is a bit more complex. Five year olds are already able to ...
Istvan Kecskes, Jacob Mey, 2008
4
Jean Piaget: A Most Outrageous Deception
The key word is" essential" - lying is essential to the child's immanent Egocentric Entity, not the physical child himself! Lying is essential for the development of this Entity in the child. Piaget helps us digest this appalling chain of ratiocination by ...
Webster R. Callaway, 2001
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The Neo-Vygotskian Approach to Child Development
Such self-addressed child's speech has been tailed egocentric (or private) speech. Egocentric speech H interesting not only at a phenomenon in children's development but also as a phenomenon that was interpreted in diametrically opposite ...
Yuriy V. Karpov, 2005
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The Essential Vygotsky
Piaget's theory cannot explain how this atrophy of childhood egocentrism and egocentric speech can be associated with the rapid development of the characteristics that distinguish egocentric speech from social speech. Our own hypothesis ...
Lev Semenovich Vygotskiĭ, Robert W. Rieber, David K. Robinson, 2004
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The Collected Works of L.S. Vygotsky: Volume 1: Problems of ...
Using Piaget as a point of departure, our research has focused on the relationship between egocentric and inner speech. As a consequence, we have identified a means for studying inner speech experimentally. Earlier, we outlined the basic ...
L.S. Vygotsky, Robert W. Rieber, Aaron S. Carton, 1987
8
Models and Methods in Social Network Analysis
Egocentric network designs assemble data on relationships involving a focal object (ego) and the objects (alters) to which it is linked. Focal objects are often sampled from a larger population. The egocentric network data in the 1985 General ...
Peter J. Carrington, John Scott, Stanley Wasserman, 2005
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A Guide for Educators to Critical Thinking Competency ...
Performance indicators and dispositions Students who think critically actively seek out (and deal with) egocentric tendencies in their thought. They recognize the power and potential harm of egocentric thought in themselves and others.
Richard Paul, Linda Elder, 2005
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Past, Space, and Self
physical objects play any role; they certainly do not seem to be needed in constructing an egocentric frame. 1.2 Egocentric Frames Let us begin, then, with egocentric spatial thinking. The frame of reference that we use to identify places in ...
John Campbell, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EGOCENTRIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term egocentric is used in the context of the following news items.
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Weekend With Bernie
To that end, Sanders, as much as possible, wants to disassociate his own ego from this most egocentric of public exercises and exploit the ... «RollingStone.com, Jul 15»
2
'Cartel Land' offers conflict without much context
An egocentric surgeon becomes the leader of a band of vigilantes out to stop the violent reign of Mexican drug lords in the documentary "Cartel ... «Chicago Daily Herald, Jul 15»
3
Yes, we are serious
Now it's true that we can hardly default to criticism of a tennis player for being egocentric. In that crucible, for the most part, it actually is all about ... «The Southland Times, Jul 15»
4
The designer as a thought leader
Reducing design to egocentric concoction of trivia that nobody needs, but which crowd the market, only betrays the distortions in a world of ... «mydigitalfc.com, Jul 15»
5
Trevor Nunn: 'I begged David Miliband not to give up on his destiny'
“It didn't feel egocentric. It felt like: if we do it well it will be noticed. It was very competitive to get into the revue itself. It didn't seem corrupt.”. «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Theater: 'Shrek: The Musical' at Oaklyn's Ritz Theater
... who expects to marry her because Shrek has an identity and flexibility, a personality, and isn't dominated by an egocentric attitude problem. «NJ.com, Jul 15»
7
Pirates of Penzance was fun but Mike Leigh heads back to film
... bass Joshua Bloom as the Pirate King and Jonathan Lemalu as the English bobby — might be “not real actors and a little bit egocentric”. «The Australian, Jul 15»
8
10 Egocentric Wrestling Stars Who Believed Their Own Hype
Ego is a funny thing, because pretty much everybody walking the planet has it to some degree. It's actually a desirable trait in the professional ... «WhatCulture, Jul 15»
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Why the Greek crisis is a matter of life and death for some
EMMY CHRISTOULAS (through interpreter): A person who has lived to the age of 77 with a collective vision, and not the egocentric, egotistical ... «PBS NewsHour, Jul 15»
10
Everyday hero or thief? Cyber criminal to address 2012 arrest
... nothing of legal consequence, leaving the court to believe that Lang's story was purely a misguided and egocentric brand of vigilantism. «Mashable, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Egocentric [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/egocentric>. Nov 2019 ».
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