Top Definition
Engaging in self-absorbed behavior, often to the point of being narcissistic.
If she would stop navel-gazing, she would realize the light had turned green.
by bryanr01 January 17, 2007
Negative or excessive self-contemplation, often the focus is on you and not others, when making a point or offering an opinion.
Canadians often engage in navel-gazing, always second-guessing themselves about their identity; the proud statement of their Canadian uniqueness nearly always includes a slight against Americans for their excessive patriotism.
by rrromano January 14, 2009
A slang term describing the act of taking a long period to think about one's thoughts & feelings, or focus on one specific topic.

Essentially, thinking really deeply and seriously about something, including yourself or others.
Shaun was so busy navel-gazing about the meaning of life that he didn't notice that the bus passed his stop.
by BlueCaptain July 11, 2013
Hungrily staring at belly-buttons, esp those bedazzled.
Bro, that chick just caught you navel gazing.
by new_gazer August 02, 2010
A pejorative term used to describe someone who is preoccupied with self-reflection and the understanding of oneself; preoccupation with attempts at understanding the psychological and/or existential meaning of the self.
She was too busy navel gazing to be fully involved in the world around her.
by pdxmama January 10, 2009
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