ego·​tis·​ti·​cal | \ ˌē-gə-ˈti-sti-kəl How to pronounce egotistical (audio) also ˌe- \
variants: or less commonly egotistic \ ˌē-​gə-​ˈti-​stik How to pronounce egotistical (audio) also  ˌe-​ \

Definition of egotistical

: characterized by egotism : having, showing, or arising from an exaggerated sense of self-importance an egotistical person/attitude/manner … a man so egotistical … that he likened himself to Shakespeare, Milton and Byron …— David Shaw His celebrity and wealth have allowed him to indulge his whims to such an extent that the most egotistical Roman emperors, by comparison, seem models of psychological stability.— Theodore Dalrymple … each individual depends upon their friends to validate their own egotistical world view.— Randall Collins Hobson's book is a small but rare thing: a memoir that is not egotistical.— Liesl Schillinger … a difficult personality prompts analysts to describe him as having a prickly mosaic of characteristics: dominant, strong-willed, powerful, egotistic, … most of all arrogant.— Stephen S. Hall

Other Words from egotistical

egotistically \ ˌē-​gə-​ˈti-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce egotistical (audio) also  ˌe-​ How to pronounce egotistical (audio) \ adverb
behaving arrogantly and egotistically He had no objection to honey, he said …, but he protested against the overweening assumptions of bees. … If every confectioner went buzzing about the world banging against everything that came in his way and egotistically calling upon everybody to take notice that he was going to his work and must not be interrupted, the world would be quite an unsupportable place. — Charles Dickens

First Known Use of egotistical

1797, in the meaning defined above

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“Egotistical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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