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egoist

[ ee-goh-ist, eg-oh- ]
/ ˈi goʊ ɪst, ˈɛg oʊ- /
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noun
a self-centered or selfish person (opposed to altruist).
an arrogantly conceited person; egotist.
an adherent of the metaphysical principle of the ego, or self; solipsist.

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Origin of egoist

From the French word égoïste, dating back to 1775–85. See ego, -ist

OTHER WORDS FROM egoist

an·ti·e·go·ist, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH egoist

egoist , egotist
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How to use egoist in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for egoist

egoist
/ (ˈiːɡəʊɪst, ˈɛɡ-) /

noun
a person who is preoccupied with his own interests; a selfish person
a conceited person; egotist
ethics a person who lives by the values of egoism

Derived forms of egoist

egoistic or egoistical, adjectiveegoistically, adverb
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