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Definition of the noun Selfism
What does Selfism mean as a name of something?
- The practice of focusing concern and effort on the needs of the self.
- An ethical system prescribing such focus.
Selfism refers to any philosophy, doctrine, or tendency that upholds explicitly selfish principles as being desirable. It is usually used pejoratively.
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The Unitarian Register (1912)
Selfism is a pardonable hallucination, but its penalties are unremittable. Israel had to bear them, and, though it mourned over them, they were good for it. Much that was of spiritual benefit to Israel came out of its faith in its selection. Its integrity ...
Christian Register (1912)
Selfism is a pardonable hallucination, but its penalties are unremittable. Israel had to ...
by Daniel S. Smalley, Alexander John Ellis
Selfism, Sélf-iz-m, я. devotednes tu self; selfij- Selfist, Self -ist, n. wuu devoted tu ...
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1914)
by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith
selfism (sel'fizm), «. l< self+ ...
Oxford Dictionary of English (2010)
by Angus Stevenson
selfism 7noun [mass noun] concentration on one's own interests; self-centredness or self-absorption.
Dictionary of Psychology (2000)
Selfism. Generalized problem-solving expectancy that successful resolution of problems will best occur by thinking of oneself first. Self-love. 1. Excessive self- regard; a narcissistic attitude toward one's own body, ability, or conduct. 2. Mature ...
The Chambers Dictionary (1998)
— n selfism concentration upon self; the selfish theory of morals, that people act from the consideration of what will give them the most pleasure. — n self 1st. — *;t// selfless having no regard to self, altruistic. — n selflessness.
The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1903)
selfism (sel'fizm), n. [(self + -ism..] Devotedness to self; selfishness. [Rare.] 5478 This habit [of egotism] invites men to humor it, and, by £g the patient tenderly, to shut him up in a narrower fism. Emerson, Culture. Selfist (sel'fist), n. [( self + -ist.] ...
by John Ogilvie
Selfism (self'izm), n. Devotedness to self; selfishness. [Rare.] Selfist (selfist), n. One devoted to self; a selfish person. 'The prompting of generous feeling, or of what the cold selfist calls quixotism." Jer. Taylor. [Rare.] Self-justification (self ...
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Scrabble value of S1E1L1F4I1S1M3
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