Definition of egotism in English:


Line breaks: ego|tism
Pronunciation: /ˈɛɡətɪz(ə)m
, ˈiː-/


[mass noun]
The fact of being excessively conceited or absorbed in oneself: in his arrogance and egotism, he underestimated Gill
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.


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


On the difference between egotism and egoism, see egoism (usage).

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