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pertaining to or of the nature of .
being centered in or preoccupied with oneself and the gratification of one’s own desires; self-centered (opposed to ).
Historical Examples

From the egoistic point of view this experiment is exclusively negative.
The Sexual Question August Forel

He was not so hard, however, as he was egoistic, and it was not a question of softening his heart.
Robert Orange John Oliver Hobbes

For egoistic Hedonism it is somewhat hard to find a single perfectly appropriate term.
The Methods of Ethics Henry Sidgwick

These motives are egoistic; they issue in strife—in the war of all against all.
German philosophy and politics John Dewey

The person is repulsive to it because of being “egoistic,” because of not being that abstraction, Man.
The Ego and His Own Max Stirner

It is to say that egoistic claims must take precedence of altruistic claims.
The Data of Ethics Herbert Spencer

It is shown above that sacrifices incident to the egoistic activities receive their compensation.
The Biology, Physiology and Sociology of Reproduction Winfield S. Hall

In fact, we are growing so egoistic that we want to do it ourselves.
Discourses of Keidansky Bernard G. Richards

But the communal instinct which is generated by self-realisation readily purges itself of every egoistic taint.
What Is and What Might Be Edmond Holmes

Effort on this line needs not be selfish or egoistic in a bad sense.
Judges and Ruth Robert A. Watson


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