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e·go·tism

 (ē′gə-tĭz′əm)
n.
An inflated sense of one's own importance; conceit. See Synonyms at conceit.

[ego + -tism (as in nepotism).]

egotism

(ˈiːɡəˌtɪzəm; ˈɛɡə-)
n
1. an inflated sense of self-importance or superiority; self-centredness
2. excessive reference to oneself
[C18: from Latin ego I + -ism]

e•go•tism

(ˈi gəˌtɪz əm, ˈɛg ə-)

n.
1. excessive reference to oneself in conversation or writing; conceit; boastfulness.
2. selfishness; self-centeredness; egoism.
[1705–15; < Latin ego ego + -ism; -t- perhaps after despotism, idiotism2]
syn: egotism, egoism refer to preoccupation with one's ego or self. egotism is the common word for a tendency to speak or write about oneself too much; it suggests selfishness and an inordinate sense of one's own importance: His egotism alienated most of his colleagues. egoism, a less common word, emphasizes the moral justification of a concern for one's own welfare and interests, but carries less of an implication of boastful self-importance: a healthy egoism that stood him well in times of trial. See also pride.

egotism

the practice of thought, speech, and conduct expressing high self-regard or self-exaltation, usually without skepticism or humility. — egotist, n.egotistical, adj.
See also: Attitudes
the practice of thought, speech, and conduct expressing high self-regard or self-exaltation, usually without skepticism or humility. — egotist, n. — egotistical, adj.
See also: Self
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.egotism - an exaggerated opinion of your own importanceegotism - an exaggerated opinion of your own importance
conceitedness, vanity, conceit - the trait of being unduly vain and conceited; false pride
superiority complex - an exaggerated estimate of your own value and importance
2.egotism - an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to othersegotism - an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others
pride, pridefulness - a feeling of self-respect and personal worth

egotism

egoism

egotism

noun
1. An exaggerated belief in one's own importance:
2. A regarding of oneself with undue favor:
Slang: ego trip.
Translations
Egotismus

egotism

[ˈegəʊtɪzəm] Negolatría f, egocentrismo m

egotism

[ˈiːgətɪzəm ˈɛgətɪzəm] négotisme m

egotism

nIchbezogenheit f, → Egotismus m

egotism

[ˈɛgəʊˌtɪzm] negotismo

egotism

n. egotismo, evaluación exagerada de sí mismo-a.

egotism

n egotismo
References in classic literature ?
The disappointment that had come to him when a daughter and not a son had been born to Katherine had fallen upon him like a blow struck by some unseen hand and the blow had somewhat softened his egotism.
Precisely," said Schliemann; "the low knavery and the ferocious cruelty incidental to them, the plotting and the lying and the bribing, the blustering and bragging, the screaming egotism, the hurrying and worrying.
This, par parenthese, will be thought cool language by persons who entertain solemn doctrines about the angelic nature of children, and the duty of those charged with their education to conceive for them an idolatrous devotion: but I am not writing to flatter parental egotism, to echo cant, or prop up humbug; I am merely telling the truth.
With my egotism, my charlatanry, my tongue, and my habit of having my own way, I am fit for no calling but that of saviour of mankind--just of the sort they like.
They retain their egotism, and add to it many other egos.
It is certain that the old gentleman, who had lived in days gone by with that feminine nation now as much forgotten as many other great things,--like the Jesuits, the Buccaneers, the Abbes, and the Farmers-General,--had acquired an irresistible good- humor, a kindly ease, a laisser-aller devoid of egotism, the self- effacement of Jupiter with Alcmene, of the king intending to be duped, who casts his thunderbolts to the devil, wants his Olympus full of follies, little suppers, feminine profusions--but with Juno out of the way, be it understood.
Just a shade of his egotism was occasionally apparent--never sufficient to become a burden to his associates.
Van Tromp's egotism, flown with drink, struck a pitch above mere vanity.
The eyes were large and mild; and--this may seem egotism on my part--I fancied even that there was a certain lack of the interest I might have expected in them.
Bravo," cried Chateau-Renaud; "you are the first man I ever met sufficiently courageous to preach egotism.
He is one who is admitted to contemplate the work of art, and, if the work be fine, to forget in its contemplation and the egotism that mars him - the egotism of his ignorance, or the egotism of his information.
Thus while egotism was avoided, the fancy was exercised, and the heart satisfied.