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egotism

 [e´go-tizm]
1. conceit, selfishness, self-centeredness, with an inflated sense of one's importance.
2. egoism (def. 2).

egotism

/ego·tism/ (e´go-tizm)
1. conceit, selfishness, self-centeredness, with an inflated sense of one's importance.
2. egoism (2).

egotism

[ē′gətiz′əm, eg′-]
vanity, conceit, or overvaluation of the importance of the self and undervaluation or contempt of others. See also egoism. egotistic, egotistical, adj.

egotism

(e'go-tizm)
1. The tendency to regard oneself more highly than is warranted by the facts, and to boast of one's abilities or achievements.
2. An inflated sense of self-importance; conceit. See: egoism
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Perceived egotism for claiming the credit due others is not.