egotistic egotistic

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance
  2. (adj) characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance

Usage(s):

  1. Some members of the President's inner circle, however, are a bit embarrassed by the genially egotistic rabbi.
  2. It's commitment, it's a kind of self-confidence which can be egotistic and arrogant.
  3. In turn he flashed from eye-rolling jokester to grimacing pighead, from egotistic Roman hero to slack-jawed outcast.

News

  • Burgundy pitches Chrysler

    Ron Burgundy, the egotistic TV anchorman from the 2004 movie starring Will Ferrell, is the new pitchman for Chrysler.
    on October 9, 2013     Source: Erie Times-News

Quotes

  1. Somerset Maugham said, "The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary, it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. Failure makes people cruel and...
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: W Somerset Maugham Source: Salem-News.Com

  2. Mr. Fico says it is "egotistic and arrogant" that the legislaton is introduced without consultation with his government.
    on May 27, 2010 By: Robert Fico Source: Sofia Echo

  3. "The axis of reality," James concluded, "runs solely through the egotistic places-they are strung upon it like so many beads," and God, Kazin surmised, cannot be a person but is instead "a property of the human mind inquiring into the...
    on Nov 18, 2008 By: William James Source: ChristianityToday.com

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