superegoist

noun

su·​per·​ego·​ist ˌsü-pər-ˈē-gə-wist How to pronounce superegoist (audio)
-gō-ist
plural superegoists
: an extreme egoist : one who is excessively self-centered or devoted to self-interest
Lincoln had made the mistake of being humble with a superegoist. The egoist mistook humility for weakness. T. Harry Williams

Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of superegoist was in 1909

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Cite this Entry

“Superegoist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superegoist. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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