Egoism is the belief that the only thing that is important is self-interest. This means that you should always put your own interests first, and you should not care about the consequences of your actions.

  • egoism is the underlying principle of capitalism.

  • egoism is the reason that people are often selfish and hurtful to one another.

Definition of egoism


concern for your own interests and welfare


egocentrism, self-centeredness, self-concern, self-interest


(ethics) the theory that the pursuit of your own welfare in the basis of morality

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Example Sentences for egoism

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    Bender represents values of the old order, egoism and individualism.

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    Egoism is the morality of trolls and children.

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    The view is a normative form of egoism.

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    In communism, the flaw is man's in baked egoism.

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    As such, the term is etymologically related very closely with egoism.

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    See the criticism section of psychological egoism for more.

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    Malay nationalism is dead and materialism and egoism are running amok.

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    It involves ideas of destiny and free will, as well as of psychological egoism.

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    His embrace of egoism is in stark contrast to Godwin's altruism.

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    Egoism is a corollary of setting man's life as the moral standard.