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Meaning of egoism

e•go•ism

Pronunciation: (ē'gō-iz"um, eg'ō-), [key]
— n.
  1. the habit of valuing everything only in reference to one's personal interest; selfishness (opposed to altruism).
  2. egotism or conceit.
  3. the view that morality ultimately rests on self-interest.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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