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egoist

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noun ego·ist \-gə-wist, -gō-ist\

Definition of egoist

  1. 1 :  a believer in egoism

  2. 2 :  an egocentric or egotistic person

ego·is·tic play \ˌē-gə-ˈwis-tik, -gō-ˈis- also ˌe-\ also ego·is·ti·cal play \-ti-kəl\ adjective
ego·is·ti·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Examples of egoist

  1. <their boss is a demanding egoist who insists that everything be done her way>



1879

First Known Use of egoist

1879



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