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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.egoistical - 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


1. Concerned with the person rather than with society:
2. Concerned only with oneself:
Idiom: wrapped up in oneself.
3. Thinking too highly of oneself:
eigingjarn, sjálfselskur


[ˌegəʊˈɪstɪkəl] ADJegoísta


(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
ˈegoist (ˈe-) , ((American) ˈi:-) noun
ˌegoˈistic, egoˈistical adjective
References in classic literature ?
Was her reticence about her own affairs as inviolable as it had often been convenient for rather an egoistical young man to think it?
She's a drag on others, she's egoistical, she's not baking bread at night.
Gruntman reminds the reader of the inevitable competition between Soviet bureaucratic functions that were assembled by the Soviet government for similar purposes; he binds the story together by describing the tenuous relationships between the capable yet egoistical program leaders and their Communist Party bosses in order to secure power, funding, and sometimes their own survival.
In Robert Hewison's analysis of the pathetic fallacy, again, "the egoistical feelings of one's own mind,.
He is egoistical and egocentric; he likes living at others' expense.
Michael Sheen may be playing an arrogant, slightly egoistical obstetrician and sex researcher Dr.
Tactical patronage is a means not only for consolidating power in ways that allow patrons to increase or maintain their scope of power or influence but for transforming his or her latent, private, egoistical intention into a visible, public, altruistic good or service.
Following this path, the term "bankocracy" has appeared in the context of banks geffing transformed into institutions with huge revenues, too complacent in the opinion of the whole society, and criticized for: too large receipts, excessive profits, too high fees, excessive egoistical conservatism, excessive aggressiveness, too large dimensions, lack of kindness towards smaller customers, lack of interest in human issues, too expanded bureaucracy, detachment from real social needs, and too elegant headquarters.
Human beings are seen as egoistical, self-seeking and largely self-reliant creatures.
25) If the foregoing is right, de re moral motivation is (or includes) the motivation to be moderately altruistic and/or to reduce suffering (and conversely, a de re motivation to do the wrong thing would be a motivation to be egoistical and/ or to increase suffering).
This is where the error inherent in the cold, self-interested and egoistical system known as "national interest" emerges.
Although individuals may report altruistic feelings or intrinsic factors are the impetus of prosocial intentions and behaviors, a willingness to volunteer may also be influenced by egoistical feelings activated by extrinsic forces.