Definition of egotism
egotistplay \ˈē-gə-tist also ˈe-\ noun
egotisticallyplay \ˌē-gə-ˈti-sti-k(ə-)lē also ˌe-\ adverb
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>
Origin and Etymology of egotism
Latin ego + English -tism (as in idiotism)
First Known Use: 1714
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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