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

Origin of egomania

First recorded in 1815–25; ego + -mania; modeled on monomania

Other words from egomania

  • e·go·ma·ni·ac [ee-goh-mey-nee-ak, eg-oh-], /ˌi goʊˈmeɪ ni æk, ˌɛg oʊ-/, noun

Words Nearby egomania Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use egomania in a sentence

  • My egomania, like a swollen thing, has become impossible to articulate or to reduce to the impotent ironies of clay and paint.

    Fantazius Mallare | Ben Hecht

British Dictionary definitions for egomania


/ (ˌiːɡəʊˈmeɪnɪə, ˌɛɡ-) /

  1. obsessive love for oneself and regard for one's own needs

  2. any action dictated by this point of view

Derived forms of egomania

  • egomaniac, noun
  • egomaniacal (ˌiːɡəʊməˈnaɪɪkəl, ˌɛɡ-), adjective

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Cultural definitions for egomania


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

An extreme egotism.

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