egoist [ ee-goh-ist, eg-oh-] Examples Word Origin See more synonyms for egoist on Thesaurus.com 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. Origin of egoist
dating back to
-ist Related forms an·ti·e·go·ist, noun
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Examples from the Web for egoist Historical Examples of egoist
Another will pose as a social benefactor, while at home he is an
egoist and a tyrant.
The sentiments of the
egoist are summed up in the maxim, "After me the deluge!"
Yes, your husband is no better now than an
egoist, a collector of happy days.
To be the altruist, one must first be the
egoist (say the philosophers), to give, one must first have.
“You would have been an
Egoist, only Meredith made you ashamed to be one,” she answered. British Dictionary definitions for egoist 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 egoistic or egoistical, adjective egoistically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for egoist n.
1785, in metaphysics, "one who maintains there is no evidence of the existence of anything but the self" (taking
ego in a sense of "thinking subject"), from French égoiste (1755); see ego + -ist. Meaning "selfish person" is from 1879. Related: Egoistic; egoistical.
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