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
Keep scrolling for more
to form ideas or theories about something
Get Word of the Day daily email!
Love words? Need even more definitions?Merriam-Webster unabridged
Words at Play
Ask the Editors
- On Contractions of Multiple Words
- A Look at Uncommon Onomatopoeia
- Is Singular 'They' a Better Choice?
- Farm Idioms Quiz Take the quiz
- Up in the Sky: A Quiz Take the quiz
- Spell It Take the quiz
- Bee Cubed Play the game