egotism

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noun ego·tism \ˈē-gə-ˌti-zəm also ˈe-\

Definition of egotism

  1. 1 a :  excessive use of the first person singular personal pronoun b :  the practice of talking about oneself too much

  2. 2 :  an exaggerated sense of self-importance :  conceit — compare egoism 2

egotist

play \-tist\ noun

egotistic

play \ˌē-gə-ˈtis-tik also ˌe-\ or

egotistical

play \-ˈtis-ti-kəl\ adjective

egotistically

play \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of egotism in a sentence

  1. In his egotism he thought everyone was coming just to see him.

  2. <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

egotism

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noun ego·tism \ˈē-gə-ˌti-zəm also ˈe-\

Definition of egotism for English Language Learners

  • : the feeling or belief that you are better, more important, more talented, etc., than other people


Medical Dictionary

egotism

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noun ego·tism \ˈē-gə-ˌtiz-əm also ˈeg-ə-\

Medical Definition of egotism

  1. :  an exaggerated sense of self-importance—compare egoism 2



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