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Meaning of EGOISM

Pronunciation:  'eegow`izum

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  attempting to get personal recognition for yourself (especially by unacceptable means)

EGOISM is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: egocentrism, self-centeredness, self-concern, self-interest
 Antonyms: altruism, selflessness
 See Also: narcism, narcissism, self-love, trait



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\E"go*ism\, n. [F. ['e]go["i]sme, fr. L. -ego I. See {I},
and cf. {Egotism}.]
1. (Philos.) The doctrine of certain extreme adherents or
   disciples of Descartes and Johann Gottlieb Fichte, which
   finds all the elements of knowledge in the ego and the
   relations which it implies or provides for.

2. Excessive love and thought of self; the habit of regarding
   one's self as the center of every interest; selfishness;
   -- opposed to altruism.