[ee-goh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh, eg-oh-]


psychologically abnormal egotism.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for egomaniac

boaster, egocentric, narcissist, braggart, egoist

Examples from the Web for egomaniac

Contemporary Examples of egomaniac

  • In addition to being an egomaniac, Kanye is also a terrible politician.

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    President Obama Needs Kanye West

    Eli Lake

    December 26, 2013

  • Favre, an egomaniac, became the subject of yet another round of mockery as a result of this scandal.

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    Hey, That's My Line

    Ben Greenman

    November 16, 2010

  • The two biggest hurdles executives entering politics face is being viewed as either a carpetbagger or egomaniac.

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    Jeff Zucker for Senate?

    Peter Lauria

    May 5, 2010

Historical Examples of egomaniac

  • 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


noun psychiatry

obsessive love for oneself and regard for one's own needs
any action dictated by this point of view
Derived Formsegomaniac, nounegomaniacal (ˌiːɡəʊməˈnaɪɪkəl, ˌɛɡ-), adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for egomaniac

1890, from egomania. Related: Egomaniacal.



1825, from ego + mania.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

egomaniac in Medicine


[ē′gō-mānē-ə, -mānyə, ĕg′ō-]


Extreme appreciation or preoccupation with the self.
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egomaniac in Culture



An extreme egotism.

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