egoism

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e·go·ism

 (ē′gō-ĭz′əm)
n.
1.
a. The doctrine that human behavior is motivated by self-interest.
b. The belief that self-interest provides the proper basis for moral behavior.
2. Egotism; conceit. See Synonyms at conceit.

egoism

(ˈiːɡəʊˌɪzəm; ˈɛɡ-)
n
1. concern for one's own interests and welfare
2. (Philosophy) ethics the theory that the pursuit of one's own welfare is the highest good. Compare altruism
3. self-centredness; egotism

e•go•ism

(ˈi goʊˌɪz əm, ˈɛg oʊ-)

n.
1. the habit of valuing everything only in reference to one's personal interest (opposed to altruism).
2. egotism or conceit.
3. the view in ethics that morality ultimately rests on self-interest.
[1775–85; < French égoïsme]
e`go•is′tic, e′go•is′ti•cal, adj.
e`go•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.
syn: See egotism.

egoism

an extreme individualism; thought and behavior based upon the premise that one’s individual self is the highest product, if not the totality, of existence. Cf. individualism. — egoist, n. — egoistic, adj.
See also: Self
an extreme individualism; thought and behavior based upon the premise that one’s individual self is the highest product, if not the totality, of existence. Cf. individualism.egoist, n.egoistic, adj.
See also: Attitudes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.egoism - (ethics) the theory that the pursuit of your own welfare in the basis of morality
theory - a belief that can guide behavior; "the architect has a theory that more is less"; "they killed him on the theory that dead men tell no tales"
moral philosophy, ethics - the philosophical study of moral values and rules
2.egoism - concern for your own interests and welfare
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
altruism, selflessness - the quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others

egoism

noun
2. An exaggerated belief in one's own importance:
3. A regarding of oneself with undue favor:
Slang: ego trip.
Translations
أنانِيَّه
egoismeselvoptagethed
egoizam
egoizmus
sjálfselska, eigingirni
利己主義
egoism
bencillikegoizm

egoism

[ˈegəʊɪzəm] Negoísmo m

egoism

[ˈiːgəʊɪzəm ˈɛgəʊɪzəm] négoïsme m

egoism

nEgoismus m, → Selbstsucht f

egoism

[ˈɛgəʊɪzm] negoismo

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

egoism

n. egoísmo.

egoism

n egoísmo