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or egoistical

[ee-goh-is-tik, eg-oh-] /ˌi goʊˈɪs tɪk, ˌɛg oʊ-/
pertaining to or of the nature of egoism.
being centered in or preoccupied with oneself and the gratification of one's own desires; self-centered (opposed to altruistic).
Origin of egoistic
1825-35; egoist + -ic
Related forms
egoistically, adverb
antiegoistic, adjective
antiegoistical, adjective
antiegoistically, adverb
nonegoistic, adjective
nonegoistical, adjective
nonegoistically, adverb
unegoistical, adjective
unegoistically, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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

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