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[ee-goh-is-tik, eg-oh-] /ˌi goʊˈɪs tɪk, ˌɛg oʊ-/
pertaining to or of the nature of egoism.
being centered in or preoccupied with oneself and the gratification of one's own desires; self-centered (opposed to altruistic).
Also, egoistical.
Origin of egoistic
First recorded in 1825-35; egoist + -ic
Related forms
egoistically, adverb
antiegoistic, adjective
antiegoistical, adjective
antiegoistically, adverb
nonegoistic, adjective
nonegoistical, adjective
nonegoistically, adverb
unegoistical, adjective
unegoistically, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He himself has given his defence; it is weak and egoistical.

    The Tribune of Nova Scotia

    W. L. (William Lawson) Grant
  • If love is egoistical then I am rampant this moment with egoism.

    The Gorgeous Isle

    Gertrude Atherton
  • The laborer is counted as the most material and egoistical man.

    The Ego and His Own Max Stirner
  • For instance, she was very much in love with herself, and therefore called me the most egoistical of men.

    The Road to Damascus August Strindberg
  • I confess that on reading a passage here and there it seems merely an autobiographical sequence, and egoistical into the bargain.

    The Secrets of a Kuttite Edward O. Mousley
  • Possession, achievement, and the like do not arouse appreciation, but rather an egoistical emotion.

    How to Teach George Drayton Strayer and Naomi Norsworthy
  • She had two natures—the one egoistical and calculating, the other all heart and passionate tenderness.

    The Duel A. I. Kuprin
  • egoistical and hard, he has lived up to the last for show, throwing out his chest in a bubble of vanity.

    The Nabob Alphonse Daudet
  • But perhaps even the too frequent loss of books is an evil to be preferred to the egoistical meanness of the selfish collector.

    The Book-Hunter in London William Roberts
  • "My cup is small, but I drink out of my cup," said the egoistical poet of an avaricious people.

    Tragic Sense Of Life Miguel de Unamuno

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