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e·go·ist

 (ē′gō-ĭst)
n.
1. One devoted to one's own interests and advancement; an egocentric person.
2. An egotist.
3. An adherent of egoism.

e′go·is′tic, e′go·is′ti·cal adj.
e′go·is′ti·cal·ly adv.

egoist

(ˈiːɡəʊɪst; ˈɛɡ-)
n
1. a person who is preoccupied with his own interests; a selfish person
2. a conceited person; egotist
3. (Philosophy) ethics a person who lives by the values of egoism
ˌegoˈistic, ˌegoˈistical adj
ˌegoˈistically adv

e•go•ist

(ˈi goʊ ɪst, ˈɛg oʊ-)

n.
1. a self-centered or selfish person.
2. an arrogantly conceited person; egotist.
3. an adherent of egoism.
[1775–85; < French égoïste]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.egoist - a conceited and self-centered personegoist - a conceited and self-centered person
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
blowhard, boaster, braggart, bragger, line-shooter, vaunter - a very boastful and talkative person
egomaniac - an abnormally egotistical person
show-off, exhibitionist - someone who deliberately behaves in such a way as to attract attention
know-all, know-it-all - someone who thinks he knows everything and refuses to accept advice or information from others
megalomaniac - a pathological egotist
miles gloriosus - a braggart soldier (a stock figure in comedy)
popinjay - a vain and talkative person (chatters like a parrot)
2.egoist - a self-centered person with little regard for others
selfish person - a person who is unusually selfish

egoist

noun
A conceited, self-centered person:
Informal: swellhead.
Translations
شَخْص أناني
egoistselvoptaget person
egoista
eigingjarn maîur
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egoist

[ˈegəʊɪst] Negoísta mf

egoist

[ˈiːgəʊɪst ˈɛgəʊɪst] négoïste mf

egoist

nEgoist(in) m(f), → selbstsüchtiger Mensch

egoist

[ˈɛgəʊɪst] negoista m/f

ego

(ˈiːgəu) , (ˈegou) noun
1. personal pride. His criticism wounded my ego.
2. the part of a person that is conscious and thinks; the self.
egocentric (egəˈsentrik) , ((American) i:gou-) adjective
interested in oneself only.
ˈegoism (ˈe-) , ((American) i:-) noun
selfishness.
ˈegoist (ˈe-) , ((American) ˈi:-) noun
ˌegoˈistic, egoˈistical adjective

egoist

n egoísta mf
References in classic literature ?
So true, so sweet, so noble, so little an egoist, and that, let me tell you, is much in this age, so sceptical and selfish.
Well, anyway, I know that I am a blackguard, a scoundrel, an egoist, a sluggard.
She's an egoist," she said to herself, and stored that word up to give to Ralph one day when, as it would certainly fall out, they were discussing Miss Hilbery.
A thorough egoist, a spendthrift and a miser in one,--that is to say, spending his money solely on himself,--sharp, aggressive, and indiscreet, he did mischief for mischief's sake; above all, he attacked the weak, respected nothing and believed in nothing, neither in France, nor in God, nor in art, nor in the Greeks, nor in the Turks, nor in the monarchy,-- insulting and disparaging everything that he could not comprehend.
The sight of Colleville, a man of real feeling, bound almost indissolubly to Thuillier, the model of an egoist, presented a difficult problem to the mind of an observer.
Perhaps the rules of morality cannot be absolute," Benassis answered; "though this is a dangerous idea, for it leaves the egoist free to settle cases of conscience in his own favor.
But I always understood that those supermen were rather what you may call egoists.
He makes the case for cooperation, but also for the limits of egoist and cognitive research paradigms in social psychology.
Thus, the egoist is presented with the following rather unattractive option: either he can be egocentric or he can be ethical, but he cannot be both.
Swanton does mention this factor in her E2 (Ethical Egoism) Thesis (88), and that benefiting others must be via the egoist virtues.
Comment by frankinmurcia Martin Mullaney: Local Lib Dems lost because of national failures - Clegg must go As ever, egoist Mullaney blames someone else, refuses to acknowledge his own blunders.