egoistic

egoistically, adv.
/ee'goh is"tik, eg'oh-/, adj.
1. pertaining to or of the nature of egoism.
2. being centered in or preoccupied with oneself and the gratification of one's own desires; self-centered (opposed to altruistic).
Also, egoistical.
[1825-35; EGOIST + -IC]

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