(n.) = selfish ; egoistic ; egotistical ; egoist ; self-serving ; self-focusing ; self-focused ; egotistic ; egotist. Ex: Like little children they're selfish, demanding, and dependent. Ex: Idealistic theoretical slogans abound but an egoistic, suspicious and lax attitude on the part of decision makers towards resource sharing has not been overcome. Ex: Some critics have portrayed Christopher Columbus as egotistical, inept, brutal, and even sadistic. Ex: Hypocrites are generally regarded as morally-corrupt, cynical egoists who consciously and deliberately deceive others in order to further their own interests. Ex: At the same time he warns against self-serving marketing. Ex: We can all do the same for each other provided we have discovered how to talk in a way that gets beyond the self-focusing use of literature. Ex: In either case we are making use of the book for our own ends: our reading has become self-focused. Ex: The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous. Ex: One nice thing about egotists is that they don't talk about other people. ---- * de modo egoísta = selfishly.