[ US /ˌiɡəˈtɪstɪkəɫ/ ]
[ UK /ˌɛɡətˈɪstɪkə‍l/ ]
  1. characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
    so swollen by victory that he was unfit for normal duty
    an egotistical disregard of others
    vain about her clothes
    a conceited fool
    an attitude of self-conceited arrogance
    growing ever more swollen-headed and arbitrary
  2. characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance
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How To Use egotistical In A Sentence

  • Some things they say may be ugly: We are excessive, solipsistic, wasteful, indulgent, egotistical.
  • That said, it can be frustrating working with conceited, egotistical players.
  • He agreed, but to save time and also, no doubt, for egotistical reasons, he inseminated all the women with his own sperm.
  • The preferred personal orientation is an egotistical one and the scholar who best illustrates it for Cooley is Goethe.
  • The egotistical Göring, who knew the only question remaining was how he met his end, was intrigued with the idea of copping a plea and ratting on his comrades—if the price were right. Wild Bill Donovan
  • These were vain, paranoid and profanity-laced gems in which she referred to Levi Johnston as a "coached puppet" and Newt Gingrich as an "egotistical, narrow-minded machine goon. Dana Milbank: How I survived my Palin-free February
  • What I have said of her women should not be called egotistical as Documenting the American South, or, the American Experience in 19-th Century America
  • Friedkin joked that with time he had become "somewhat less" egotistical and was generous with his praise for the cast and crew and Blatty. Michael Giltz: Halloween DVDs: The Exorcist, Psycho, Troll 2 and More
  • Pardon me should I use the personal pronoun "I" too frequently, as I do not wish to be called egotistical, for I only write of what I saw as an humble private in the rear rank in an infantry regiment, commonly called "webfoot. "Co. Aytch" Maury Grays, First Tennessee Regiment or, A Side Show of the Big Show
  • Member; that sort distinguished from the wordsworthian or egotistical sublime, which is a thing per se and stands alone), it is not itself — it has no self — it is everything and nothing — It has no character — it enjoys light and shade; it lives in gusto, be it foul or fair, high or low, rich or poor, mean or elevated. Subjecticity (On Kant and the Texture of Romanticism)
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