egoism

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From French égoïsme, from New Latin egoismus, from ego.

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egoism (countable and uncountable, plural egoisms)

  1. The tendency to think of self and self-interest.
  2. (ethics) The belief that moral behavior should be directed toward one's self-interest.
  3. (nonstandard, by confusion of the similar words) egotism

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egoism c (uncountable)

  1. egoism; the tendency to think of self and self-interest.
  2. (ethics) egoism; the belief that moral behavior should be directed toward one's self-interest.

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