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.
early 18th century: from French égoïste, from Latin ego 'I'.
See egoism (usage).