Definition of Egotism

1. Noun. An exaggerated opinion of your own importance.

Exact synonyms: Self-importance, Swelled Head
Generic synonyms: Conceit, Conceitedness, Vanity
Specialized synonyms: Superiority Complex
Derivative terms: Egotist, Egotistic, Self-important



2. Noun. An inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others.
Exact synonyms: Ego, Self-importance
Generic synonyms: Pride, Pridefulness
Derivative terms: Egotist, Egotistic, Self-important

Definition of Egotism

1. n. The practice of too frequently using the word I; hence, a speaking or writing overmuch of one's self; self-exaltation; self-praise; the act or practice of magnifying one's self or parading one's own doings. The word is also used in the sense of egoism.

Definition of Egotism

1. Noun. A tendency to talk excessively about oneself. ¹

2. Noun. A belief that one is superior to or more important than others. ¹

3. Noun. Egoism. ¹

4. Noun. The result or product of being egoistic. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Egotism

1. self-conceit [n -S]

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Literary usage of Egotism

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1. The Quarterly Review by George Walter Prothero, John Gibson Lockhart, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1906)
"egotism is a word which has frequently an opprobrious sense attached to it. ... Gibbon's History is a monument of this kind of objective egotism. ..."

2. Studies in Religion and Theology: The Church: in Idea and in History by Andrew Martin Fairbairn (1910)
"There is a great difference between the egotism of vocation and the egotism of vanity. Many men are possessed of the egotism of vanity, for it makes a man ..."

3. Studies in History, Economics, and Public Law by Lawrence Henry Chamberlain (1912)
"Social egotism. There is seen in Aton a strong tendency to exalt itself in its own estimation, that may be termed social arrogance, " bumptiousness" or ..."

4. The Literary Remains of Samuel Taylor Coleridge by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1836)
"egotism. IT is hard and uncandid to censure the great reformers in philosophy and religion for their egotism and boastfulness. It is scarcely possible for a ..."

5. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"After explaining that the egotism of the ... and crown his maji.stic brows with The egotism of the Cockneys is a far more inexplicable affair. ..."

6. Brief Outline of an Analysis of the Human Intellect: Intended to Rectify the by James Rush (1865)
"Of the egotism of the Mind. It is a fact, which nearly all of us must admit, ... From this egotism, and the self-will on this egotism, proceeds a degree of ..."

7. American Poets and Their Theology by Augustus Hopkins Strong (1916)
"His blatant egotism is the egotism of the atheist who sees nothing in the universe higher than himself. He sees no divine holiness in contrast with his own ..."

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