[prahy-vuh-tiz-uh m]
  1. concern with or pursuit of one's personal or family interests, welfare, or ideals to the exclusion of broader social issues or relationships.

Origin of privatism

First recorded in 1945–50; private + -ism
Related formspri·va·tist, noun, adjectivepri·va·tis·tic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018