from The Century Dictionary.
- Characterized by the vice of egoism; absorbed in self.
- In ethics, pertaining or relating to one's self, and not to others; relating to the promotion of one's own well-being, or the gratification of one's own desires; characterized by egoism: opposed to altruistic.
- In metaphysics, involving the doctrine that nothing exists but the ego.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Pertaining to egoism; imbued with egoism or excessive thoughts of self; self-loving.
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- adjective limited to or caring only about yourself and your own needs
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The term egoistic implies that the effort is directed towards the ego or self, and includes all of those activities directed to the support, protection, defense and development of oneself.
Every capacity for egoistic pleasure -- in the common meaning of the word "egoistic" -- has been equally repressed through physiological modification.
Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things Lafcadio Hearn 1877
Those directed towards the maintenance of self are called egoistic activities, while those directed to the maintenance of the race are called _phyletic activities_.
No one would hesitate to call egoistic the doctrine of Aristippus, the
A Handbook of Ethical Theory George Stuart Fullerton
But into the individuals who really formed its basis, that is, the egoistic individual.
Selected Essays Karl Marx 1850
Often football players are described as egoistic and vague, but this isn't true and we are often involved in charity events.
And one more thing: if some American writers pride themselves to get the money whenever they want, as if this is the raw law of survival, then in reality this myth ‘of lets go freely on a binge but care only for yourself’, that goes at the expense of those willing to give and who end up being abused by this kind of egoistic drive.
Though he can still make the militantes in their Che Guevara T-shirts swoon with talk about throwing speculators in jail, standing up to Uncle Sam and browbeating the "egoistic" Brazilian elite, off the stump he has been quietly networking among bankers, factory owners, and CEOs.
Lula's Long Road 2007
"I think 'egoistic' might be a better word," Varagan gibed.
Time Patrolman Anderson, Poul, 1926-2001 1983
Moin slams 'egoistic' PCB boss Butt, chief selector for ignoring Younis