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Noun: navel-gazing  ney-vul gey-zing
  1. Literally, the contemplation of one's navel, which is an idiom usually meaning complacent self-absorption
    - omphaloskepsis
  2. Pointless self-contemplation
    "it is an enjoyable piece of writing which explores the genre without too much navel-gazing"

Derived forms: navel-gazings

Type of: self-absorption

Encyclopedia: Navel-gazing