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egoism Explained

egoism at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['i:gəu'ızəm]

egoism at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] egotism// -- egoist n [C] // -- egoistic/i[hA359]g[hA353][hA35E][hA366]st[hA366]k[hA36B], eg- $ -go[hA35E]-/ adj //

egoism at Swedish => English Of Explained:

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egoism at Swedish => english Of Explained:

egoism

egoism at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

In ethics, the principle that we should each act so as to promote our own interests. The great advantage of such a position is that it avoids any possible conflict between morality and self-interest; if it is rational for us to pursue our own interest, the rationality of morality is equally clear. The prescriptive thesis of ethical egoism can be distinguished from the descriptive thesis of psychological egoism. Psychological egoism is a generalization about human motivation, namely, that everyone always acts so as to promote his or her own interests.

egoism at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Selfishness): selfishness, self-love, self-indulgence, self-centeredness, egotism, egoism, vanity, greed, avarice.

egoism at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
[U] (disapproving) the fact of thinking that you are better or more important than anyone else:
His egoism prevented him from really loving anyone but himself.
egoistic ) adjective
egotistically adverb:
a belief that all human beings behave egotistically

egoism at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
[U] (disapproving) the fact of thinking that you are better or more important than anyone else:
His egoism prevented him from really loving anyone but himself.
egoistic ) adjective
egotistically adverb:
a belief that all human beings behave egotistically

Egoism at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Egoism \E"go*ism\, n. [F. ['e]go["i]sme, fr. L. -ego I. See {I},
and cf. {Egotism}.]
1. (Philos.) The doctrine of certain extreme adherents or
disciples of Descartes and Johann Gottlieb Fichte, which
finds all the elements of knowledge in the ego and the
relations which it implies or provides for.

2. Excessive love and thought of self; the habit of regarding
one's self as the center of every interest; selfishness;
-- opposed to altruism.

egoism at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

egoism
n : attempting to get personal recognition for yourself
(especially by unacceptable means) [syn: {egocentrism}, {self-interest},
{self-concern}, {self-centeredness}] [ant: {altruism}]

egoism at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

Inter: suffix » ego|ism.

Noun

Inter: en-noun » s|-
  • The tendency to think of self and self-interest.
    1. Inter: context » ethics The belief that moral behavior should be directed toward one's self-interest.
    2. Inter: nonstandard » by confusion of the similar words egotism

      Related terms

      * egoist

  • egoistic
  • egoistical

    Synonyms

    * Inter: sense » tendency to think of self selfishness

    Antonyms

    * Inter: sense » tendency to think of self altruism

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » tendency to think of self
  • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|эгаізм|m|tr=ehaízm|sc=Cyrl
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|егоизъм|m|tr=egoízǎm|sc=Cyrl
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|自我主義|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|自我主义|tr=zìwǒ zhǔyì|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|利己主義|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|利己主义|tr=lìjǐ zhǔyì|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|sobectví|n, Inter: t- » cs|egoismus|m
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|egoïsme|n, Inter: t+ » nl|zelfzucht|f|m
  • Esperanto: Inter: t+ » eo|egoismo
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|itsekkyys, Inter: t+ » fi|egoismi
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|égoïsme|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|ეგოიზმი|sc=Geor, Inter: t- » ka|ანგარება|sc=Geor
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Egoismus|m
    • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|egoismo
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|利己主義|tr=りこしゅぎ, rikoshugi
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|amor sui|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|egoísmo|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|эгоизм|m|tr=egoízm|sc=Cyrl
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|samoljublje|n, Inter: t- » sh|egoizam|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|egoísmo|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|egoism|c
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|егоїзм|m|tr=ehojízm|sc=Cyrl


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * ethnocentrism
  • misanthropy (hatred of human race)
  • narcissism

    Anagrams

    * gomesi

  • Category: Category:English nouns ending in "-ism" -

    Swedish

    Noun

    Inter: sv-noun » -|g=c
  • egoism; the tendency to think of self and self-interest.
    1. Inter: context » ethics|lang=sv egoism; the belief that moral behavior should be directed toward one's self-interest.

      Declension

      Inter: sv-noun-unc-irreg-c » 2=egoismen


    Category: Category:Swedish nouns ending in "-ism" -
    Translation: de » egoism
    Translation: et » egoism
    Translation: el » egoism
    Translation: eo » egoism
    Translation: fr » egoism
    Translation: ko » egoism
    Translation: io » egoism
    Translation: kn » egoism
    Translation: kk » egoism
    Translation: hu » egoism
    Translation: ml » egoism
    Translation: pl » egoism
    Translation: pt » egoism
    Translation: fi » egoism
    Translation: sv » egoism
    Translation: ta » egoism
    Translation: vi » egoism
    Translation: zh » egoism

  • egoïsm at English (WD) Of Explained:

    ==English==

    Noun

    Inter: en-noun » s|-
  • Inter: rare spelling of » egoism

  • Category: Category - :English terms spelled with Ï|egoism
    Category: Category - :Netherlands English|egoism