egomania

noun
ego·​ma·​nia | \ ˌē-gō-ˈmā-nē-ə How to pronounce egomania (audio) , -nyə \

Definition of egomania

: the quality or state of being extremely egocentric

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from egomania

egomaniac \ ˌē-​gō-​ˈmā-​nē-​ˌak How to pronounce egomaniac (audio) \ noun
egomaniacal \ ˌē-​gō-​mə-​ˈnī-​ə-​kəl How to pronounce egomaniacal (audio) \ adjective
egomaniacally \ ˌē-​gō-​mə-​ˈnī-​ə-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce egomaniacally (audio) \ adverb

Examples of egomania in a Sentence

even by Hollywood standards, that movie star's egomania is of epic proportions
Recent Examples on the Web Her brothers are all grossly incompetent in their own ways, due to struggles with addiction (Kendall), immaturity (Roman) or pure egomania (Connor Roy 2020). Eliana Dockterman, Time, "Bombshell Is the Latest Example of Pop Culture Reckoning With the Complicated Reality of #MeToo at Work," 16 Dec. 2019 The soon-to-be-Emperor fawns over Anakin’s heroism, while the Jedi scorn his egomania. Darren Franich, EW.com, "Revenge of the Sith," 3 Dec. 2019 Welcome back, to fans and sad sack wasp traps alike, to the craven death pit of greed and egomania that is Succession. Andrew R. Chow, Time, "The Succession Season 2 Roy Family Power Rankings," 8 Aug. 2019 Anyone who has hung around the creative and artistic professions knows about some of the most pernicious risks inherent to those worlds: excessive behavior, compulsions, egomania, drugs, booze. Chris Jones, chicagotribune.com, "‘Darling Grenadine’ is a risky new Marriott Theatre musical about addiction," 2 July 2019 But Scottie’s obliviousness to his own professional failings speaks to his egomania, and the artifice of his situation. John Anderson, WSJ, "The Heights of Obsession," 22 Feb. 2019 Virtually every great idea—and plenty of bad ones—pass through this small strip of land, where the concentration of wealth and egomania rival Riyadh. Nick Bilton, The Hive, "“Silicon Valley Has Its Own Unique Kind of Harassment”: Will Technology Have Its #MeToo Moment?," 15 Dec. 2017 The role of ringleader, originally played by Kiefer Sutherland, has been ceded to Ellen Page, whose performance is driven by grief rather than cartoonish egomania. Nitin K. Ahuja, Slate Magazine, "Why Do We Keep Resurrecting the Cautionary Medical Tale?," 3 Oct. 2017 The full disclosure of Irving's egomania in his off-season trade request turned him into an insufferable character who might as well be named KyMe as some columnist (blush) dubbed him. Bill Livingston, cleveland.com, "Is Cavaliers' Dan Gilbert really next-to-worst owner in NBA? -- Bill Livingston," 9 Aug. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'egomania.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of egomania

1825, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about egomania

Time Traveler for egomania

Time Traveler

The first known use of egomania was in 1825

See more words from the same year

Statistics for egomania

Cite this Entry

“Egomania.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/egomania. Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for egomania

egomania

noun
ego·​ma·​nia | \ ˌē-gō-ˈmā-nē-ə, -nyə How to pronounce egomania (audio) \

Medical Definition of egomania

: the quality or state of being extremely egocentric

More from Merriam-Webster on egomania

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for egomania

Comments on egomania

What made you want to look up egomania? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

March 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • field of crocuses
  • Which is a synonym of rectitudinous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!