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[ee-goh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh, eg-oh-]
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  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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Related Words for egomania

narcissism, conceit, self-absorption, vainglory, selfishness, arrogance, egotism, vanity

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Historical Examples of egomania

  • Her egomania and impertinence were really insufferable; her notion of her own importance was ludicrous.

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

British Dictionary definitions for 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 egomania


1825, from ego + mania.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

egomania in Medicine


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



An extreme egotism.

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