The fact of being excessively conceited or absorbed in oneself: in his arrogance and egotism, he underestimated Gill
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- 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.
self-centredness, egocentricity, egomania, self-interest, selfishness, self-seeking, self-serving, self-regard, self-absorption, self-obsession, self-love, narcissism, self-admiration, self-adulation, vanity, conceit, conceitedness, self-conceit, pride, self-esteem, self-importance; boastfulness, boasting, bragging, blowing one's own trumpet; Frenchamour propre
informal looking after number one
early 18th century: from French égoïste, from Latin ego 'I'.
On the difference between egotism and egoism, see egoism (usage).