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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 ?
There, what egotists men all are: all, all egotists
The mild, blue-eyed young Ohio boy was a com- plete egotist, as all children are egotists.
All persons chronically diseased are egotists, whether the disease be of the mind or body; whether it be sin, sorrow, or merely the more tolerable calamity of some endless pain, or mischief among the cords of mortal life.
Thank God, the first shock of things has abated, now that you have agreed not to look upon me as faithless and an egotist simply because I have deceived you.
And he admired himself while I dressed in hot haste: a fine young fellow; not at all the natural egotist, but cast for death by the doctors, and keenly incredulous in his bag of skin.
My dear count," cried Morcerf, "you are at fault -- you, one of the most formidable logicians I know -- and you must see it clearly proved that instead of being an egotist, you are a philanthropist.
Pardon me that expression, my brother; it was that of an egotist.
But Totski himself, though an egotist of the extremest type, realized that he had no chance there; Aglaya was clearly not for such as he.
Hideous egotist," said O-Tar, "prepare to die and assume not to dictate to O-Tar the jeddak.
Everything that he could tell her of himself and his life she drew from him delicately and insensibly: he, the least self-conscious of mankind, became an egotist in her dexterous hands.
Fear not, you must be egotist, for it is of you that we think.
For the egotist is he who makes claims upon others, and the Individualist will not desire to do that.