egotism egotism  /ˈi ɡə ˌtɪ zəm/


  1. (n) an exaggerated opinion of your own importance
  2. (n) an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others

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  1. There has been almost universal admiration, even a touch of envy, but there are people who regard his entrepreneurialism and reported egotism as suspect.
  2. Enemies accused him of monumental egotism, and most admirers, foreseeing his defeat, were worried that posterity would frown on his quest for an unprecedented third term.
  3. Instantly you feel a bit of your own egotism fall away, and, despite yourself, the presence of humility is felt deep inside.


  • Living With Cancer: Is It Back?

    The tunnel vision of cancer focuses me obsessively on myself. Perhaps all diseases bring egotism in their wake, for people in distress find it hard to think of anything else.        
    on August 29, 2013     Source: New York Times


  1. Matthias Sammer, the sports director of the German federation, told Spiegel magazine: "A lack of discipline and egotism can be discerned in Kevin-Prince. When it comes to his athletic and mental constitution, Jerome is the stronger player."
    on Jun 20, 2010 By: Matthias Sammer Source: The Associated Press

  2. "It's been a kind of greed and a kind of egotism, but it's not necessarily wanting to avoid the Hollywood thing, but in fact, it incorporates wanting to avoid the Hollywood thing, because the Hollywood thing is so inevitably not original,"...
    on Dec 7, 2007 By: Julie Christie Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. Calderon said Madrid's players displayed "egotism and vanity," were uncultured and believed they were all "superstars."
    on Jan 17, 2007 By: Ramon Calderon Source: Forbes

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