Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 10/20/17 Egoism

Egoism (noun)
e·go·ism [ee-goh-iz-uhm, eg-oh-]


noun
1. the habit of valuing everything only in reference to one's personal interest; selfishness (opposed to altruism).
2. egotism or conceit.
3. Ethics. the view that morality ultimately rests on self-interest.

Can be confused: egotism (see synonym study at egotism).

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1. See egotism.

Origin: 1775–85; < French égoïsme. See ego, -ism

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