Self-conceit vs Egoism - What's the difference?

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Self-conceit is a related term of egoism.


As nouns the difference between self-conceit and egoism

is that self-conceit is conceit of one's self; an overweening opinion of one's powers or endowments; vanity while egoism is .

self-conceit

English

Alternative forms

* (obsolete)

Noun

(-)
  • Conceit of one's self; an overweening opinion of one's powers or endowments; vanity.
  • References

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    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