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Nov 18, 2015
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solipsism
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solipsism
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solipsism

PRONUNCIATION:
(SOL-ip-siz-uhm)

MEANING:
noun
1. The view or theory that the self is all that exists or can be known to exist.
2. Self-absorption or self-centeredness.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin solus (alone) + ipse (self). Earliest documented use: 1836.

USAGE:
“These feckless fudgewits who think the world stops when they close their eyes and only becomes real once they open them again. That kind of solipsism is part of the joy of being young, of course.”
Meet the Exiles on Vain Street; Irish Independent (Dublin); Jun 5, 2015.

See more usage examples of solipsism in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Does feminist mean large unpleasant person who'll shout at you or someone who believes women are human beings? To me it's the latter, so I sign up. -Margaret Atwood, novelist and poet (b. 18 Nov 1939)

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