egomania

[ ee-goh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh, eg-oh- ]
/ ˌi goʊˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə, ˌɛg oʊ- /

noun

psychologically abnormal egotism.

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Origin of egomania

1815–25; ego + -mania; modeled on monomania

OTHER WORDS FROM egomania

e·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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British Dictionary definitions for egomania

egomania
/ (ˌiːɡəʊˈmeɪnɪə, ˌɛɡ-) /

noun psychiatry

obsessive love for oneself and regard for one's own needs
any action dictated by this point of view

Derived forms of egomania

egomaniac, nounegomaniacal (ˌiːɡəʊməˈnaɪɪkəl, ˌɛɡ-), adjective
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Medical definitions for egomania

egomania
[ ē′gō-mānē-ə, -mānyə, ĕg′ō- ]

n.

Extreme appreciation or preoccupation with the self.
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Cultural definitions for egomania

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

An extreme egotism.

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