egoist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n egoist a self-centered person with little regard for others
    • n egoist a conceited and self-centered person
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Egoist (Philos) A believer in egoism.
    • Egoist One given overmuch to egoism or thoughts of self. "I, dullard egoist , taking no special recognition of such nobleness."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n egoist One who is characterized by egoism; a selfish or self-centered person.
    • n egoist In metaphysics, one holding the doctrine of egoism.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Egoist one who holds the doctrine of egoism: one who thinks and speaks too much of himself
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Quotations

  • Sigmund Freud
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    “Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.”
  • John Ruskin
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    “Spiritual power begins by directing animal power to other than egoistic ends.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. égoïste,. See Egoism
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. ego, I.

Usage

In literature:

A less egoistic man would have seen that a national uprising was imminent.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
However, she went on to observe, all men were egoists.
"Sentimental Education, Volume II" by Gustave Flaubert
The Mexican senator, with his contracted, or rather egoistic views, was struck dumb by the gigantic and daring design of his companion.
"Wood Rangers" by Mayne Reid
He was not so hard, however, as he was egoistic, and it was not a question of softening his heart.
"Robert Orange" by John Oliver Hobbes
Why are most small business men narrow, egoistic, conservative?
"Women As Sex Vendors" by R. B. Tobias
He is of the breed of egoists.
"The Double Four" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
For some first frail ideas of service are beginning to incubate in that egoistic little bean of his.
"The Prairie Child" by Arthur Stringer
Do not think I am an Egoist; I am like Moses who despised the riches of Egypt.
"General Gordon" by Seton Churchill
He is, therefore, not an 'egoistic' utilitarian.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen
The egoist loves in a manner naively egoistic.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
In other words, he was an egoist of the egoists of earth.
"Mlle. Fouchette" by Charles Theodore Murray
And what of Mercedes between these two young egoists?
"Tante" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
By saying one thing directly, the egoist conveys another and a different thing indirectly to the reader.
"A Manual of the Art of Fiction" by Clayton Hamilton
A pair of professed egoists, like you and me, should avoid offspring, like an infidelity.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson" by Robert Louis Stevenson
She was thus the complete egoist.
"Coquette" by Frank Swinnerton
Egoistic conception of history, carried to its extreme by anarchism, 102 ff.
"Violence and the Labor Movement" by Robert Hunter
Was he merely a self-satisfied egoist, clever enough to perceive our interest and impose upon it?
"Aliens" by William McFee
This self-communing is not a self-incarceration within an egoistic personality.
"The Forerunners" by Romain Rolland
Here also the trend is away from the narrowly egoistic and towards the cosmopolitan view.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
What does the opinion of the crowd matter to you, egoist that you are?
"Their Son; The Necklace" by Eduardo Zamacois
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In poetry:

Man, the egregious egoist
(In mystery the twig is bent)
Imagines, by some mental twist,
That he alone is sentient
"Cold-Blooded Creatures" by Elinor Wylie
To hold the pure delights of brain
Above light loves and sweet champagne.
For, you and I, we did eschew
The egoistic "I" and "you;"
"Philosophy" by Amy Levy
But he-goat,
Black procreant male of the selfish will and libidinous desire,
God in black cloud with curving horns of bronze,
Find an enemy, Egoist, and clash the cymbals in face-to-face
defiance,
And let the lightning out of your smothered dusk.
"He-Goat" by D H Lawrence

In news:

You bought a new pair of Egoist ankle boots and wore them to two different events.
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In science:

As a result of the competition, one unit of each two becomes more self-concentrated, egoistic and powerful than the other - and it wins.
Why everything gets slower ?
Despite of criticisms by several nobel prize winners such as Reinhard Selten (1994), Joseph Stiglitz and George Akerlof (2001), or Daniel Kahneman (2002), the paradigm of the homo economicus, i.e. of the “perfect egoist”, is still the dominating approach in economics.
Fundamental and Real-World Challenges in Economics
In a network creation game (NCG), several selfish players cre ate a network by egoistic modifications of its edges.
Basic Network Creation Games with Communication Interests
Figure 1: Corner of a 300 × 300 square lattice with 1 % Watts-Strogatz rewiring at intermediate times, with egoists (*), ethnocentrics (+), altruists (x) and cosmopolitans (square) , showing domain formation within a large population.
A Biased Review of Sociophysics
Fig.1 shows computer simulations of egoist, ethnocentric, altruistic and cosmopolitan behaviour in a population .
A Biased Review of Sociophysics
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