[ UK /ˈɛɡətˌɪzəm/ ]
[ US /ˈiɡəˌtɪzəm/ ]
  1. an exaggerated opinion of your own importance
  2. an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others
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How To Use egotism In A Sentence

  • But the positive value of this female-identified modesty remains outweighed by the disadvantages which a lack of egotism implies in psychology.
  • But though the embroidery of his conversation was different, the groundwork was the same, and the high-flown and ornate compliments with which the gallant knight of the sixteenth century inter-larded his conversation, were as much the offspring of egotism and self-conceit, as the jargon of the coxcombs of our own days. The Monastery
  • Although Paulette is suffocating under his egotism, there is a great scene in which she watches the great man at work and is entranced by his handiness with a brush and paint.
  • Hinduism, for instance, admonishes its followers to seek "moksha," or liberation from egotism. Offerings Without an Altar
  • Maybe that's selfishness and egotism, but that's how I feel.
  • The only excuse for that burst of egotism is that you asked forrit. A Life in Letters
  • Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries. Thomas Carlyle 
  • All clearly intended to be repellent, and, sadly, achieving its aim, in what seemed -- as it was meant to be -- an endless barrage of persiflage, bad poetry, and egotism, in which I, like the character played with immaculate restraint by David Hyde Pierce, cringed and prayed for flight. Gwen Davis: La Bete
  • Denial would appear to be in fact much more common even than excess egotism.
  • Finding herself world-famous by the time she was eighteen only encouraged the actress's egotism.
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