follow Dictionary.com

Capitol vs. capital? What's the difference?

egoistic

or egoistical

[ee-goh-is-tik, eg-oh-] /ˌi goʊˈɪs tɪk, ˌɛg oʊ-/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or of the nature of egoism.
2.
being centered in or preoccupied with oneself and the gratification of one's own desires; self-centered (opposed to altruistic).
Origin of egoistic
1825-1835
1825-35; egoist + -ic
Related forms
egoistically, adverb
antiegoistic, adjective
antiegoistical, adjective
antiegoistically, adverb
nonegoistic, adjective
nonegoistical, adjective
nonegoistically, adverb
unegoistical, adjective
unegoistically, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for egoistic
Historical Examples
  • From the egoistic point of view this experiment is exclusively negative.

    The Sexual Question August Forel
  • He was not so hard, however, as he was egoistic, and it was not a question of softening his heart.

    Robert Orange John Oliver Hobbes
  • For egoistic Hedonism it is somewhat hard to find a single perfectly appropriate term.

    The Methods of Ethics Henry Sidgwick
  • These motives are egoistic; they issue in strife—in the war of all against all.

  • The person is repulsive to it because of being "egoistic," because of not being that abstraction, Man.

    The Ego and His Own Max Stirner
  • It is to say that egoistic claims must take precedence of altruistic claims.

    The Data of Ethics Herbert Spencer
  • It is shown above that sacrifices incident to the egoistic activities receive their compensation.

  • In fact, we are growing so egoistic that we want to do it ourselves.

    Discourses of Keidansky Bernard G. Richards
  • But the communal instinct which is generated by self-realisation readily purges itself of every egoistic taint.

  • Effort on this line needs not be selfish or egoistic in a bad sense.

    Judges and Ruth Robert A. Watson

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for egoistic

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for egoistic

11
13
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for egoistic