su·​per·​ego·​ist ˌsü-pər-ˈē-gə-wist How to pronounce superegoist (audio)
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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“Superegoist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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