egoistical

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj egoistical limited to or caring only about yourself and your own needs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Egoistical 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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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Egoistical 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:

The man was an egoist.
"The Four Pools Mystery" by Jean Webster
But into the individuals who really formed its basis, that is, the egoistic individual.
"Selected Essays" by Karl Marx
Many a man in whom impulses of an egoistic sort are strong cannot resist the scorn of his gang, club, or clique.
"Human Traits and their Social Significance" by Irwin Edman
But a stability of purpose peculiar to unsensitive and egoistic young men kept Hazlitt to his quest.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
To borrow Mr. Sidgwick's classification, Holbach is a universalistic and not an egoistic Hedonist.
"Diderot and the Encyclopædists" by John Morley
Suddenly arrived a very complete and egoistical book that compares in a way with the perennial favourites of mine I have been writing about.
"Confessions of a Book-Lover" by Maurice Francis Egan
Romola felt even the springs of her once active pity drying up, and leaving her to barren egoistic complaining.
"Romola" by George Eliot
Their life philosophy was egoistic and materialistic.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
But the world can no more understand the beauty of sin, than it can understand the preface to 'The Egoist,' or the simplicity of 'Sordello.
"The Green Carnation" by Robert Smythe Hichens
Sacrifice and Compensation in Egoistic Activities.
"The Biology, Physiology and Sociology of Reproduction" by Winfield S. Hall
He himself has given his defence; it is weak and egoistical.
"The Tribune of Nova Scotia" by W. L. (William Lawson) Grant
Your House of Lords is rich, and rich people are egoists and will not pay; so the House of Commons is angry.
"Castellinaria and Other Sicilian Diversions" by Henry Festing Jones
I was miserably ignorant and egoistic.
"A Manifest Destiny" by Julia Magruder
His League of Egoists is, in fact, nothing but a mass of abstract quantities.
"Anarchism and Socialism" by George Plechanoff
Yet there are many fragmentary examples of lyric poetry, though it is mostly egoistic, the individual reciting his deeds or his desires.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
I maintain that in trying to rehabilitate men of my own stamp and to justify their natural right to toleration I am not egoistic.
"A Problem in Modern Ethics" by John Addington Symonds
Thus the man who seeks only or primarily his own moral perfection is an egoist par excellence.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
Independence was the first great question, and that may be also an egoistic question.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
But the heroic age, as has been pointed out, was an age of egoists, not of citizens.
"The Book of This and That" by Robert Lynd
Up to now I have, like a true egoist, spoken only of myself.
"The Red Room" by August Strindberg
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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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