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 egomania (audio) \ noun
egomaniacal \ ˌē-​gō-​mə-​ˈnī-​ə-​kəl How to pronounce egomania (audio) \ adjective
egomaniacally \ ˌē-​gō-​mə-​ˈnī-​ə-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce egomania (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 The hour climaxed with Bob Odenkirk winning an Emmy, probably, with a burst of florid hallway egomania. Darren Franich,, "Better Call Saul goes Bad in a stunning survival tale," 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, "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,, "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,, "‘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

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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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