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egoism

 [e´go-izm]
1. any of several ethical doctrines describing relationships between morality, self-interest and behavior.
2. excessive preoccupation with oneself, self-interest with disregard for the needs of others.

egoism

/ego·ism/ (e´go-izm)
1. any of several ethical doctrines describing the relationship between morality, self-interest, and behavior.
2. excessive preoccupation with oneself, self-interest with disregard for the needs of others.

egoism

[ē′gō·iz′əm, eg′-]
1 selfishness, an overvaluation of the importance of the self, expressed as a willingness to gain an advantage at the expense of others. See also egotism.
2 the belief that individual self-interest is, or ought to be, the basic motive for all conscious behavior.

egoism

(ē′gō-ĭzm)
An inflated estimate of one's value or effectiveness.