egoist

noun
ego·​ist | \ ˈē-gə-wist How to pronounce egoist (audio) , -gō-ist \

Definition of egoist

1 : a believer in egoism
2 : an egocentric or egotistic person

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Other Words from egoist

egoistic \ ˌē-​gə-​ˈwi-​stik How to pronounce egoist (audio) , -​gō-​ˈi-​ also  ˌe-​ \ or less commonly egoistical \ ˌē-​gə-​ˈwi-​sti-​kəl How to pronounce egoist (audio) , -​gō-​ˈi-​ \ adjective
egoistically \ ˌē-​gə-​ˈwi-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce egoist (audio) , -​gō-​ˈi-​ \ adverb

Examples of egoist in a Sentence

their boss is a demanding egoist who insists that everything be done her way
Recent Examples on the Web Burnham skewers himself as a virtue-signaling ally with a white-savior complex, a bully and an egoist who draws a Venn diagram and locates himself in the overlap between Weird Al and Malcolm X. New York Times, 1 June 2021 Think of a romantic egoist writing about himself in a cold barracks on Sunday afternoons . . Deborah Treisman, The New Yorker, 13 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of egoist

1879, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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10 Jun 2021

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“Egoist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/egoist. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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