solipsism
[ sol-ip-siz-uhm ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Late 19th century; Latin from Latin solus ‘alone’ + ipse ‘self’ + -ism
Synonyms
  • egoism
  • self-containment; subjectivity
Antonyms
  • objectivity
  • empathy
  • selflessness
Definition
the theory that only the self exists, or can be proved to exist
Example
Her extreme belief in solipsism led to her having very few friends.
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