egomania

[ee-goh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh, eg-oh-]
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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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  • He wished that O'Connor didn't make him feel quite so much like a first-year law student talking to an egomaniacal professor.

    Out Like a Light

    Gordon Randall Garrett


British Dictionary definitions for egomaniacal

egomania

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

egomania

n.

1825, from ego + mania.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

egomaniacal in Medicine

egomania

[ē′gō-mānē-ə, -mānyə, ĕg′ō-]
n.
  1. Extreme appreciation or preoccupation with the self.
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egomaniacal in Culture

egomania

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

An extreme egotism.

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