egoism

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈiːgəʊɪzəm/, /ˈɛgəʊɪzəm/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈigoʊˌɪzəm/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respellinggō iz′əm, egō-)




WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
e•go•ism /ˈigoʊˌɪzəm/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. excessive care of or concern with oneself;
    selfishness.
e•go•ist, n. [countable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
e•go•ism  gō iz′əm, egō-),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the habit of valuing everything only in reference to one's personal interest;
    selfishness (opposed to altruism).
  2. egotism or conceit.
  3. Philosophy[Ethics.]the view that morality ultimately rests on self-interest.
  • French égoïsme. See ego, -ism
  • 1775–85
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  egotism. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
egoism /ˈiːɡəʊˌɪzəm ˈɛɡ-/ n
  1. concern for one's own interests and welfare
  2. the theory that the pursuit of one's own welfare is the highest good
  3. self-centredness; egotism
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