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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.
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Caring exclusively for oneself might be the result of a free decision to act egoistically, but it might also be the effect of the socio-economic situation.
Eulogistically and egoistically, the opera house was a bold auto-gift; a gift with which the new American rich elite complemented itself, and its generation of the wealthy on its massive corporate success and prosperity.
Instead, they think egoistically about how it will affect them and not in light of the arguments we are now considering.
Falk shows that while most of us voice views that are altruistic, we actually act much more egoistically, much more involved with how best to live our lives, to succeed as the people who we are.
118-130), she focuses on the vertical subject that egoistically becomes powerful, precisely when the other is punished, killed, or reduced to a horizontal position.
Thus it is often written that "one acts egoistically or instead, morally.
Gleyo further quoted the high court: When [sexual intimacy] is egoistically used to despoil marital union in order to advance a felonious urge for coitus by force, violence or intimidation, the court will step in to protect its lofty purpose, vindicate justice and protect our laws and State policies.
This situation was depicted as a "tragedy of the reviewer commons" (16); we are all bound to collective ruin when each individual egoistically seeks his/her own interest without taking proper care of the common ground.
I feel egoistically happy that our criticism of the AKP was neither an overreaction nor an exaggeration.
The urban planning organizations carried out their functions independently; egoistically with minimum coordination and blurred vision.
When parents help their children, or save their children from some danger, they're acting egoistically, not altruistically.
Leopold Stokowski recorded this selection of 15 pieces in 1953 with the egoistically named "His Symphony Orchestra", players from the NBC and New York Philharmonic orchestras.