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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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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
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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:
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[ˌegəʊˈɪstɪkəl] ADJegoísta
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(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
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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?
The other stereotypes are: selfishness: Americans are very self-centered and egoistical.
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The latest updates circulating are of Pakistan having one up on India and its public knowledge that it will not sit well with the egoistical runners of the BJP.
It is a moot question if this will, in the immediate future, provide just that spark which is needed to knit together the fissiparous and ideologically contradictory parties and bring their egoistical and usually short-sighted leaders into acting in concert to challenge Prime Minister Modi.
God forgive us for our mistakes for voting for such a turncoat, egoistical, narcissistic president.
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.
Given this egoistical view of human nature, it would appear also that humanity does not possess the capacity to create an ordered and peaceful society.
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.
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