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[ee-goh-is-tik, eg-oh-]
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  1. pertaining to or of the nature of egoism.
  2. being centered in or preoccupied with oneself and the gratification of one's own desires; self-centered (opposed to altruistic).
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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
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Examples from the Web for egoistical

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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.

  • 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