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

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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

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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,, "‘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,, "Is Cavaliers' Dan Gilbert really next-to-worst owner in NBA? -- Bill Livingston," 9 Aug. 2017 But in the name of humane egalitarianism, the Mars critics would swap out the alleged narcissism of wealthy visionaries for their own even more narrow and covetous egomania. James Poulos, Orange County Register, "Begin work now on sending people — not just robots — to Mars," 29 Apr. 2017 Like so many writers, and humans of all stripes, however, Alexie is a Möbius strip of self-loathing as well as egomania. Dwight Garner, New York Times, "Sherman Alexie’s Complicated Grief for His Mother," 13 June 2017 Chalk it up to Shatner’s egomania and questionable stability, said Takei. Lewis Wallace, WIRED, "Takei Takes a Swat at Shatner’s YouTube ‘Silliness’," 24 Oct. 2008

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First Known Use of egomania

1825, in the meaning defined above

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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

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