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egotistical

Line breaks: ego|tis¦tic¦al
Pronunciation: /ˌɛɡəˈtɪstɪk(ə)l
 
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Definition of egotistical in English:

adjective

Excessively conceited or absorbed in oneself; self-centred: he’s selfish, egotistical, and arrogant
More example sentences
  • Maybe I'm egotistic, but I do it for myself, not for anyone else.
  • He is possessed of an enormous amount of self-confidence, but I don't believe he is egotistic in the normal, widely understood sense.
  • Political parties are voluntary associations with the egotistic aim of imposing their notion of how society should be ordered upon their fellow citizens.
Synonyms
self-centred, selfish, egocentric, egomaniacal, self-interested, self-seeking, self-regarding, self-absorbed, self-obsessed, self-loving, narcissistic, vain, conceited, proud, self-important;
boastful, bragging

Derivatives

egotistic

1
Pronunciation: /ˌɛɡəˈtɪstɪk/
adjective
Example sentences
  • He was vain, egotistical, boorish and gloriously insensitive.
  • That said, it can be frustrating working with conceited, egotistical players.
  • I think it's perfectly possible in conversation to be proud of achievements without appearing egotistical.

egotistically

2
Pronunciation: /-ˈtɪstɪk(ə)li/
adverb
Example sentences
  • And I've got to tell you, if you don't take it egotistically, I'm extremely proud of these songs, have been ever since the day we cut them, and now finally there's an opportunity for them to see the light.
  • With much greater credibility in these scenes, he moves in and out of the audience's sympathies, skilfully showing his pent-up anger while egotistically pushing away his family.
  • Eighteen years later he's still egotistically playing the star, still spouting the old popular dialogue, ‘Never give up, never surrender.’

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