privatism

[ prahy-vuh-tiz-uh m ]
/ ˈpraɪ vəˌtɪz əm /

noun

concern with or pursuit of one's personal or family interests, welfare, or ideals to the exclusion of broader social issues or relationships.

Nearby words

  1. privateering,
  2. privateersman,
  3. privately,
  4. privation,
  5. privatisation,
  6. privative,
  7. privatively,
  8. privatization,
  9. privatization issue,
  10. privatize

Origin of privatism

First recorded in 1945–50; private + -ism

Related formspri·va·tist, noun, adjectivepri·va·tis·tic, adjective

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