egoistic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj egoistic limited to or caring only about yourself and your own needs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Egoistic Pertaining to egoism; imbued with egoism or excessive thoughts of self; self-loving. "Ill-natured feeling, or egoistic pleasure in making men miserable."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • egoistic Characterized by the vice of egoism; absorbed in self.
    • egoistic In ethics, pertaining or relating to one's self, and not to others; relating to the promotion of one's own well-being, or the gratification of one's own desires; characterized by egoism: opposed to altruistic.
    • egoistic In metaphysics, involving the doctrine that nothing exists but the ego.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Egoistic pertaining to or manifesting egoism
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Quotations

  • Sigmund Freud
    Sigmund%20Freud
    “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

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. ego, I.

Usage

In literature:

But, unfortunately, the motive is not always at this relative best, but mixed with lower motives which are distinctly egoistic.
"Moral Principles in Education" by John Dewey
He felt an egoistic aversion to the joyless sons of man.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Thanks to it, I have won the reputation of an egoist.
"A Nobleman's Nest" by Ivan Turgenieff
Men are primarily egoistic and selfish and nothing interests them more than things that affect them personally.
"Newspaper Reporting and Correspondence" by Grant Milnor Hyde
There is no greater egoist than the good man who has sinned against his nature.
"Tongues of Conscience" by Robert Smythe Hichens
Our egoist was quick enough to grasp their meaning, but quicker still to see and to seize the chance of a crazy lifetime.
"Stingaree" by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
It's past your bedtime, you adorable egoist.
"A Village of Vagabonds" by F. Berkeley Smith
Were metaphysic to do this, it would reduce us to the condition of subjective or egoistic idealism.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847" by Various
Goethe, the greatest of all egoists, was notoriously free from such a vice.
"Suspended Judgments" by John Cowper Powys
In so doing an inner satisfaction is experienced that the egoist ever seeks and never finds.
"Self Mastery Through Conscious Autosuggestion" by Emile Coué
Stretching themselves on their backs and seducing egoists with the unctuous lie of possession.
"Fantazius Mallare" by Ben Hecht
What an egoist is man!
"The Foot-path Way" by Bradford Torrey
The world is still vastly egoistic in its balance.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
I hope my own little introduction is not egoistic; or rather I do not care if it is.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
That is very egoistic.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
He's too much of an egoist.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
It is the supernaturalist who is an egoist at heart.
"The Next Step in Religion" by Roy Wood Sellars
Most men in his situation would have been egoist enough to have thought only of themselves and the awkwardness of their own position.
"The Daltons, Volume I (of II) Or,Three Roads In Life" by Charles James Lever
This feeling in women is far from being wholly egoistic.
"The Intellectual Life" by =Philip Gilbert Hamerton
THE EGOISTIC QUALITIES: Self-Esteem; and Approbativeness.
"How to Read Human Nature" by William Walker Atkinson
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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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