egoist

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noun ego·ist \ˈē-gə-wist, -gō-ist\

Definition of egoist

  1. 1 :  a believer in egoism

  2. 2 :  an egocentric or egotistic person

egoistic

play \ˌē-gə-ˈwi-stik, -gō-ˈi- also ˌe-\ or less commonly

egoistical

play \ˌē-gə-ˈwi-sti-kəl, -gō-ˈi-\ adjective

egoistically

play \ˌē-gə-ˈwi-sti-k(ə-)lē, -gō-ˈi-\ adverb

Examples of egoist in a sentence

  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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