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Meaning of EGOTISM

Pronunciation:  'eegu`tizum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an exaggerated opinion of your own importance
  2. [n]  an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others

EGOTISM is a 7 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: ego, self-importance, self-importance, swelled head
 See Also: conceit, pride, pridefulness, superiority complex, vanity



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\E"go*tism\ (?; 277), n. [L. ego I + ending -tism for
-ism, prob. influenced by other English words in -tism fr.
the Greek, where t is not part of the ending, as baptism. See
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.

      His excessive egotism, which filled all objects with
      himself.                                 --Hazlitt.

Syn: {Egotism}, {Self-conceit}, {Vanity}, {Egoism}.
     Self-conceit is an overweening opinion of one's talents,
     capacity, attractions, etc.; egotism is the acting out
     of self-conceit, or self-importance, in words and
     exterior conduct; vanity is inflation of mind arising
     from the idea of being thought highly of by others. It
     shows itself by its eagerness to catch the notice of
     others. Egoism is a state in which the feelings are
     concentrated on one's self. Its expression is egotism.

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