Egoism vs Asceticism - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between egoism and asceticism

is that egoism is while asceticism is the principles and practices of an ascetic; extreme self-denial and austerity.

egoism

English

Noun

  • The tendency to think selfishly with exclusive self-interest in mind.
  • (ethics) The belief that moral behavior should be directed toward one's self-interest only.
  • (nonstandard, by confusion of the similar words) egotism
  • Synonyms

    * (tendency to think of self) selfishness

    Antonyms

    * (tendency to think of self) altruism

    See also

    * ethnocentrism * misanthropy (hatred of human race) * narcissism

    asceticism

    Noun

  • The principles and practices of an ascetic; extreme self-denial and austerity.
  • Antonyms

    * hedonism