egoism egoism  /ˈi ɡoʊ ˌɪ zəm/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) concern for your own interests and welfare
  2. (n) (ethics) the theory that the pursuit of your own welfare in the basis of morality

Usage(s):

  1. The veteran marathon runner loved the solitude of pounding the pavement, not the egoism and pressure of team sports.
  2. She was clearly a setup for a ruthless and clever man whose egoism would outweigh hers.
  3. Carl Laemmle has a harmless egoism which in 1931 caused him to engage Poet John Drinkwater to write his autobiography.

News

  • Band of Horses' Frontman Pens Tribute to Late JJ Cale

    "To lose a dude as cool as Cale is not only a loss for fans of great music, but a loss for those who rail against egoism and pompousness," writes Ben Bridwell. read more        
    on July 30, 2013     Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Quotes

  1. "St Patrick's Day provides a moment to reflect on the fragility of our times and our future - if we place our trust in egoism and self-centredness," said Catholic Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin.
    on Mar 17, 2009 By: Diarmuid Martin Source: The Australian

  2. "There is vanity, egoism and they all think they are superstars," Calderon told the students. "Real Madrid players never pay for anything. You (students) have education and culture and that's something that they in general don't possess."
    on Jan 16, 2007 By: Ramon Calderon Source: Reuters.uk

  3. VATICAN CITY, MAY 4, 2004 (Zenit.org).- Aware that work "has been profaned by sin and contaminated by egoism," John Paul II says that it is an activity that "needs to be redeemed."
    on May 4, 2004 By: Pope John Paul II Source: Zenit News Agency

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