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egomania

[ee-goh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh, eg-oh-]
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noun
  1. psychologically abnormal egotism.
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Origin of egomania

1815–25; ego + -mania; modeled on monomania
Related formse·go·ma·ni·ac, noune·go·ma·ni·a·cal [ee-goh-muh-nahy-i-kuh l, eg-oh-] /ˌi goʊ məˈnaɪ ɪ kəl, ˌɛg oʊ-/, adjective
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  • In his present desperate situation, his only chance of assistance lay in her—Mabyn was an egomaniac, and utterly irresponsible.

    Two on the Trail

    Hulbert Footner

  • It was obvious that Pepe was a monomaniac, an egomaniac, and as psychotic as a shorted computer.

    The Misplaced Battleship

    Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)

  • She could, she asserted, endure a shabby but modest town; the town shabby and egomaniac she could not endure.

    Main Street

    Sinclair Lewis


British Dictionary definitions for egomaniac

egomania

noun psychiatry
  1. obsessive love for oneself and regard for one's own needs
  2. any action dictated by this point of view
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Derived Formsegomaniac, nounegomaniacal (ˌiːɡəʊməˈnaɪɪkəl, ˌɛɡ-), adjective
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Word Origin and History for egomaniac

n.

1890, from egomania. Related: Egomaniacal.

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egomania

n.

1825, from ego + mania.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

egomaniac in Medicine

egomania

(ē′gō-mānē-ə, -mānyə, ĕg′ō-)
n.
  1. Extreme appreciation or preoccupation with the self.
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egomaniac in Culture

egomania

[(ee-goh-may-nee-uh)]

An extreme egotism.

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