Definition of egotism in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɛɡətɪz(ə)m/
Pronunciation: /ˈiːɛɡətɪz(ə)m/


[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.


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


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

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