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egomania

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

psychologically abnormal egotism.

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Nearby words

egocentrism, egoism, egoist, egoistic, egoli, egomania, egomaniac, egophonic, egophony, egot, 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
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Examples from the Web for egomaniacal

  • Obama loves Kanye's music, but he'd rather spend an evening with the cast of Duck Dynasty than the egomaniacal rapper.

    President Obama Needs Kanye West|Eli Lake|December 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
  • His refusal to submit has been described as egomaniacal and destructive.

  • 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

/ (ˌiːɡəʊˈmeɪnɪə, ˌɛɡ-) /

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 egomaniacal

egomania


n.

1825, from ego + mania.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for egomaniacal

egomania

[ ē′gō-mānē-ə, -mānyə, ĕg′ō- ]

n.

Extreme appreciation or preoccupation with the self.
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Culture definitions for egomaniacal

egomania

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

An extreme egotism.

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