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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 ?
Fortunate indeed are those in which there is combined a little good and a little bad, a little knowledge of many things outside their own callings, a capacity for love and a capacity for hate, for such as these can look with tolerance upon all, unbiased by the egotism of him whose head is so heavy on one side that all his brains run to that point.
Ah," said he, with the courteous egotism of his rank and age, "you are such people as a man should not see after dinner; you are cold, stiff, and dry when I am all fire, suppleness, and wine.
The immense egotism of youth forced me on my own path, but (cry of the human always
I would not have any reader of mine, looking forward to some aesthetic career, suppose that this love is any merit in itself; it may be the grossest egotism.
The man from the West, his egotism enlarged by success, was beginning to outline the history of his career.
The snake in his bosom seemed the symbol of a monstrous egotism to which everything was referred, and which he pampered, night and day, with a continual and exclusive sacrifice of devil worship.
The traditional parts of this system are, as Cervantes tried to show, for the chief part, barbarous and obsolete; the modern additions are largely due to the novel readers and writers of our own century--most of them half-educated women,rebelliously slavish, superstitious, sentimental, full of the intense egotism fostered by their struggle for personal liberty, and, outside their families, with absolutely no social sentiment except love.
He did not at once reply--another indication of his overwhelming egotism.
But all he said was so prettily sedate, and the naivete of his youthful egotism was so obvious, that he disarmed his hearers.
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.
No, you don't love me for myself; your reproaches betray your intolerable egotism.
They are miserable little egotisms, like all the other little humans, fluttering their May-fly life- dance of an hour.