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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.egoistic - limited to or caring only about yourself and your own needs
selfish - concerned chiefly or only with yourself and your advantage to the exclusion of others; "Selfish men were...trying to make capital for themselves out of the sacred cause of civil rights"- Maria Weston Chapman
altruistic, selfless - showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others

egoistic

adjective
1. Concerned with the person rather than with society:
2. Concerned only with oneself:
Idiom: wrapped up in oneself.
Translations
egoistiskselvoptaget
egoistinenitsekäsitsekeskeinen
eigingjarn, sjálfselskur

egoistic

[ˌiːgəʊˈɪstɪk ˌɛgəʊˈɪstɪk] adj (= egotistic) → égoïste

egoistic

[ˌɛgəʊˈɪstɪk] egoistical [ˌɛgəʊˈɪstɪkl] adjegoista, egoistico/a

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

egoistic

adj egoísta
References in classic literature ?
It was one of those rigid principles, and no petty egoistic feeling, which had been the ground of Nancy's difficult resistance to her husband's wish.
His experience was of that pitiable kind which shrinks from pity, and fears most of all that it should be known: it was that proud narrow sensitiveness which has not mass enough to spare for transformation into sympathy, and quivers thread-like in small currents of self-preoccupation or at best of an egoistic scrupulosity.
If Anthony's love had been as egoistic as love generally is, it would have been greater than the egoism of his vanity--or of his generosity, if you like--and all this could not have happened.
My love keeps growing more passionate and egoistic, while his is waning and waning, and that's why we're drifting apart.
The implied reproaches against her father--her father, who was lying there in a sort of living death--neutralized all her pity for griefs about tablecloths and china; and her anger on her father's account was heightened by some egoistic resentment at Tom's silent concurrence with her mother in shutting her out from the common calamity.
Muhammad Ali used to yell at the beginning of each match; no matter how egoistic that might have sounded, nevertheless he was grabbing attention.
Doolittle was not merely an act of naivete but an egoistic death wish.
Through the official Korean Central News Agency, North Korea lashed out at the Japanese plan, calling it an ''extremely egoistic and double-dealing political diplomatic stand of Japan.
There are always struggles in a man's soul between the outer, corporeal, egoistic part, called Gentile, and the inner part, called Jew.
I love Andy Warhol with a love that is exclusionist and egoistic.
Such love is not principally egoistic because its focus is on the good of others.
For the relativist justification, if there is such a thing, is either egoistic ("my use of violence--or my country's--is justified because it is mine") or polemical ("might makes right").