Simple Definition of egotism
: the feeling or belief that you are better, more important, more talented, etc., than other people
Full Definition of egotism
egotistplay \-tist\ noun
egotisticallyplay \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of egotism in a sentence
In his egotism he thought everyone was coming just to see him.
<for someone who has won a Nobel Prize in physics, he is remarkably without egotism>
Origin and Etymology of egotism
Latin ego + English -tism (as in idiotism)
First Known Use: 1714
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