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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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  • But perhaps even the too frequent loss of books is an evil to be preferred to the egoistical meanness of the selfish collector.

    The Book-Hunter in London William Roberts
  • He himself has given his defence; it is weak and egoistical.

    The Tribune of Nova Scotia W. L. (William Lawson) Grant
  • London is egoistical, and the world for her ends with the four-mile cab radius.

  • "My cup is small, but I drink out of my cup," said the egoistical poet of an avaricious people.

    Tragic Sense Of Life Miguel de Unamuno
  • If love is egoistical then I am rampant this moment with egoism.

    The Gorgeous Isle Gertrude Atherton
  • They are self-opinionated and egoistical, with a conceit and assurance out of all proportion to their abilities.

  • She had two natures—the one egoistical and calculating, the other all heart and passionate tenderness.

    The Duel A. I. Kuprin
  • The latter affords the purest examples of an unalterable tenderness, in no way disturbed by egoistical considerations.

  • The laborer is counted as the most material and egoistical man.

    The Ego and His Own Max Stirner
  • egoistical systems both of optimism and pessimism perish with their narrow standard of the import of intellectual life.

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