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egoism

e·go·ism

egoism

 
 
pronunciation:
i go ih zm
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the tendency to evaluate everything in relation to one's own interests; self-centeredness. (Cf. altruism.)
He claims that, although we may be believe that we can act solely for others, we actually do everything we do out of egoism.
synonyms:
egocentricity, egotism, self-absorption, self-centeredness, selfishness
antonyms:
altruism
similar words:
conceit, narcissism, self-interest, self-love
definition 2: excessive self-esteem; conceitedness; egotism.
synonyms:
conceitedness, egotism, self-importance
antonyms:
humility
similar words:
narcissism, self-love, vainglory, vanity
definition 3: in ethics, the doctrine that morality is based on self-interest.