What does egotism mean?

Definitions for egotism
ˈi gəˌtɪz əm, ˈɛg ə-ego·tism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. egotism, self-importance, swelled head(noun)

    an exaggerated opinion of your own importance

  2. ego, egotism, self-importance(noun)

    an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others


  1. egotism(Noun)

    A tendency to talk excessively about oneself.

    Etymology: From ego + -t- + -ism

  2. egotism(Noun)

    A belief that one is superior to or more important than others.

    Etymology: From ego + -t- + -ism

  3. egotism(Noun)


    Etymology: From ego + -t- + -ism

  4. egotism(Noun)

    The result or product of being egoistic.

    Etymology: From ego + -t- + -ism

Webster Dictionary

  1. Egotism(noun)

    the practice of too frequently using the word I; hence, a speaking or writing overmuch of one's self; self-exaltation; self-praise; the act or practice of magnifying one's self or parading one's own doings. The word is also used in the sense of egoism


  1. Egotism

    Egotism is the drive to maintain and enhance favorable views of oneself, and generally features an inflated opinion of one's personal features and importance — intellectual, physical, social and other. The egotist has an overwhelming sense of the centrality of the 'Me': of their personal qualities. Egotism means placing oneself at the core of one's world with no concern for others, including those loved or considered as "close," in any other terms except those set by the egotist.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of egotism in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of egotism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of egotism in a Sentence

  1. William James:

    Religion is the monumental chapter in the history of human egotism.

  2. Charles de Gaulle:

    The perfection preached in the Gospels never yet built up an empire. Every man of action has a strong dose of egotism, pride, hardness, and cunning. But all those things will be forgiven him, indeed, they will be regarded as high qualities, if he can make of them the means to achieve great ends.

  3. Harold Geneen:

    The worst disease which can afflict executives in their work is not, as popularly supposed, alcoholism; it's egotism.

  4. William Osler:

    There is a form of laughter that springs from the heart, heard every day in the merry voice of childhood, the expression of a laughter -- loving spirit that defies analysis by the philosopher, which has nothing rigid or mechanical in it, and totally without social significance. Bubbling spontaneously from the heart of child or man. Without egotism and full of feeling, laughter is the music of life.

  5. William Hazlitt:

    Fashon is the abortive issue of vain ostentation and exclusive egotism it is haughty, trifling, affected, servile, despotic, mean and ambitious, precise and fantastical, all in a breath -- tied to no rule, and bound to conform to every whim of the minute.

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Translations for egotism

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  • самоизтъкване, самомнение, егоцентричностBulgarian
  • sobectví, ješitnostCzech
  • 己惚, 自惚Japanese
  • hooghartigheid, egoïsmeDutch
  • தற்புகழ்ச்சிTamil

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