1Feeling which is centred in or concerned with oneself, egoistic feeling. Also as a count noun: a feeling of this kind.
rare The perception of one's whole bodily state, arising from the sum of all bodily sensation; = "coenaesthesis".
3The sense of one's individual identity.
Late 16th century (in an earlier sense). From self- + feeling.
Concerned with oneself; egoistic; selfish.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Lewes Lewkenor (d. 1626). From self- + feeling.