egoist egoist

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a conceited and self-centered person
  2. (n) a self-centered person with little regard for others

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  1. As the faded beau, Donald Sinden transparently masks an egoist's will of steel with extravagant slapstick.
  2. The persona he kicks off Out of England with is a variation on the one familiar to Office fans: Gervais as a self-regarding, clueless egoist.
  3. Ralph Richardson's acting skill creates a highly idealistic, moralistic, and intelligent egoist who seems to be smiling behind every sarcastic remark.

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  1. "I hope he finally gets here," Nowitzki said. "He isn't an egoist, but a guy that wants to win with the team. The chemistry will work fine."
    on Jul 8, 2008 By: Dirk Nowitzki Source: Toronto Star

  2. "A complete egoist," British mystery writer Agatha Christie said of Hercule Poirot, her brilliant, diminutive, impeccably dressed Belgian detective. "The old spinster lady living in a village."
    on Sep 18, 2008 By: Agatha Christie Source: Dallas Morning News

  3. Back in the 1980s, Peter Gzowski described Pattison as "part altruist, part egoist, partly private, part showoff," and nowhere are the contradictions more apparent than here.
    on Jan 21, 2010 By: Peter Gzowski Source: Globe and Mail

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