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Selfism

Definition of the noun Selfism

What does Selfism mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. The practice of focusing concern and effort on the needs of the self.
  2. An ethical system prescribing such focus.

Explanation

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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Google previewThe 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 ...

Google previewChristian Register (1912)

Selfism is a pardonable hallucination, but its penalties are unremittable. Israel had to ...

Google previewThe American Phonetic Dictionary of the English Language (1855)

by Daniel S. Smalley, Alexander John Ellis

Selfism, Sélf-iz-m, я. devotednes tu self; selfij- Selfist, Self -ist, n. wuu devoted tu ...

Google previewThe 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+ ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English (2010)

by Angus Stevenson

selfism 7noun [mass noun] concentration on one's own interests; self-centredness or self-absorption.

Google previewDictionary 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 ...

Google previewThe 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.

Google previewThe 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.] ...

Google previewThe Imperial Dictionary of the English Language (1883)

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

The value of this 7-letter word is 12 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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