privatism

[ prahy-vuh-tiz-uhm ]
/ 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.

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Origin of privatism

First recorded in 1945–50; private + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM privatism

pri·va·tist, noun, adjectivepri·va·tis·tic, adjective
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