Definition of egotism
egotistplay \ˈē-gə-tist also ˈe-\ noun
Examples of egotism in a Sentence
In his egotism he thought everyone was coming just to see him.
for someone who has won a Nobel Prize in physics, he is remarkably without egotism
Recent Examples of egotism from the Web
President Trump, however, has never been anything but straightforward about his egotism.
Mr. Vatz has, to me, conveyed clearly this pathetic approach to justifying his own political and professional identity and egotism.
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Origin and Etymology of egotism
Latin ego + English -tism (as in idiotism)
First Known Use: 1714See Words from the same year
EGOTISM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of egotism for English Language Learners
: the feeling or belief that you are better, more important, more talented, etc., than other people
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