Definition of egotism in English:

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egotism

Pronunciation: /ˈēɡəˌtizəm/

noun

The practice of talking and thinking about oneself excessively because of an undue sense of self-importance: in his arrogance and egotism, he underestimated Jill
More example sentences
  • Indeed, conceit, arrogance, and egotism are the essentials of patriotism.
  • Denial would appear to be in fact much more common even than excess egotism.
  • They live for up to several months in the bush, where they learn to overcome pride, egotism, and selfishness.
Synonyms

Usage

See egoism (usage).

Derivatives

egotize

Pronunciation: /ˈēɡəˌtīz/
verb
Example sentences
  • In fact, the more an ego encompasses or "egotizes" the tendencies of its own sex, the more it feels anatomically complete.
  • He identified that 'egotizing variability' which came close to daemonic power, but which was also the source of poetry.

Origin

Early 18th century: from French égoïste, from Latin ego 'I'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: e·go·tism

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