suist

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin suus (belonging to himself or oneself).

Noun[edit]

suist (plural suists)

  1. One who seeks for things which gratify merely himself; a selfish person; a selfist.
    • 1654, Richard Whitlock, Zootomia; Or, Observations on the Present Manners of the English
      [] rather than alter his pace, or path (that Conscience or Reason boundeth him in) he will bee poor, undone; any thing but the Ratio formalis, essentiall of a Suist, or selfe-polititian, that is changeable.

Related terms[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for suist in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Verb[edit]

suist

  1. second- and third-person singular present indicative of suizen
  2. (archaic) plural imperative of suizen