ego·​ma·​nia ˌē-gō-ˈmā-nē-ə How to pronounce egomania (audio)
: the quality or state of being extremely egocentric
egomaniac noun
egomaniacal adjective
egomaniacally 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 There are early indications that Biden’s mishandling of classified documents is rooted in error rather than corruption or egomania. Jason Linkins, The New Republic, 21 Jan. 2023 The hour climaxed with Bob Odenkirk winning an Emmy, probably, with a burst of florid hallway egomania. Darren Franich,, 7 Apr. 2020 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, 16 Dec. 2019 The soon-to-be-Emperor fawns over Anakin’s heroism, while the Jedi scorn his egomania. Darren Franich,, 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, 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,, 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, 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, 15 Dec. 2017 See More

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Word History


ego + -mania

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of egomania was in 1825

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“Egomania.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition


ego·​ma·​nia ˌē-gō-ˈmā-nē-ə, -nyə How to pronounce egomania (audio)
: the quality or state of being extremely egocentric
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