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[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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  • The former could be ugly while the latter could be egoistic.
  • First, desire in itself does not make a motive egoistic.
  • We paid a huge price which is from a purely egoistic perspective not justifiable.
  • His answer is characteristically lacking in egoistic justifications, or sly academic boasting.
  • Truth and reconciliation can only help a bit by highlighting the egoistic impulses on both sides that prevent a solution.
  • They fill an ecological niche in the city, as difficult as that is for the myopically egoistic to understand.
  • The biggest display of egoistic self important jockeying in a long time.
  • College students indicated that their motives for involvement in community service were egoistic and altruistic.
  • Focuses on the relationship between egoistic and altruistic motivational components, as well as situational factors.
  • Regularly full of egoistic prism in terms of how they perceived things.

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