Egoism definitions

ē'gō-ĭz'əm
Egotism; conceit.
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The doctrine that human behavior is motivated by self-interest.
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The belief that self-interest provides the proper basis for moral behavior.
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The tendency to be self-centered, or to consider only oneself and one's own interests; selfishness.
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Egotism; conceit.
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The doctrine that self-interest is the proper goal of all human actions.
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The tendency to think of self and self-interest.
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(ethics) The belief that moral behavior should be directed toward one's self-interest.
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(nonstandard, by confusion of the similar words) Egotism.
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Origin of egoism

From French égoïsme, from New Latin egoismus, from ego.