[ee-goh-is-tik, eg-oh-]


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 e·go·is·ti·cal.

Origin of egoistic

First recorded in 1825–35; egoist + -ic
Related formse·go·is·ti·cal·ly, adverban·ti·e·go·is·tic, adjectivean·ti·e·go·is·ti·cal, adjectivean·ti·e·go·is·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·e·go·is·tic, adjectivenon·e·go·is·ti·cal, adjectivenon·e·go·is·ti·cal·ly, adverbun·e·go·is·ti·cal, adjectiveun·e·go·is·ti·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for egoistic

Historical Examples of egoistic

  • From the egoistic point of view this experiment is exclusively negative.

  • Egoistic women who have a lover, also treat their husbands badly.

  • 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

  • In its intrinsic nature it is not egoistic at all, but profoundly altruistic.

    Visions and Revisions

    John Cowper Powys

  • Why are most small business men narrow, egoistic, conservative?