- excessive and objectionable reference to oneself in conversation or writing; conceit; boastfulness.
- selfishness; self-centeredness; egoism.
Origin of egotism
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Antonyms for egotism
Related Words for egotismselfishness, narcissism, self-absorption, arrogance, conceit, egoism, vainglory, pride, vanity, self-aggrandizement, self-praise, immodesty, vainness, self-admiration
Examples from the Web for egotism
Contemporary Examples of egotism
For all his egotism and irascibility, Churchill was a good man as well as a great one.Boris Johnson’s Churchill Man Crush
Michael F. Bishop
November 22, 2014
Historical Examples of egotism
The tenderness, the devotedness of his mother had instilled into him an egotism that was ferocious.
The egotism he displayed in the enjoyment of his good fortune, shielded him from any fault.
The egotism of one of the parties may be too much for the other.Lysis
Arlt inquired, with a frankness which yet bore no taint of egotism.The Dominant Strain
Anna Chapin Ray
Perhaps it was my egotism, which made me over-bold, thinking that any woman could love me.Hidden Water
- an inflated sense of self-importance or superiority; self-centredness
- excessive reference to oneself
Word Origin for egotism
An excessive regard for one's own talents or achievements; conceit, self-importance; acting with only one's own interests in mind.