egotism


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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
References in classic literature ?
Just so long as it was there he would have it--and there was shown the egotism of the fighting man, though Turan did not see it, nor Tara who came from a long line of fighting men; but Ghek might have smiled had he known how.
Life as an MP - or any kind of celebrity, I have discovered - requires a strange mixture of egotism and altruism.
With the latter now rendered effete, the traditional egotism of the Sena is locking horns with the newly-bred supremacy of the BJP and the irony is, neither is in a position to win.
It's a game engulfed in egotism where the narcissistic motto is serve thy self.
The committee called on Pitsillides to contemplate his responsibility towards God and people, and refrain from conceit and egotism in humbling himself to the teachings of the Bible and the Church's ethos, and, instead of tempting them, making himself an example to people of faith.
Despite his mega-fame he lacks conceit and the egotism that usually accompanies it.
It is [massacre] the darkest day for this land where no egotism had taken place for centuries.
aWe have witnessed too many mistakes of the old system which still existsa Van Orden reasoned, specifying that it had been too person-centered, emphasizing personal interest and egotism, at the expense of focus on the countryas real problems.
To that end, she pays special attention to the significance of photography in these authors, who variously write about writing life visually, picturing the self, the gaze, the relationship between memory and representation, and the transgression of egotism in pictorial art.
Yet, during this hiatus which is affecting daily life we shouldn't ignore the real problems in the community: greed, corruption, egotism and pride.
In 1924, the American golf course architect Charles Blair Macdonald wrote: "The object of a bunker or trap is not only to punish a physical mistake, to punish a lack of control, but also to punish pride and egotism.
He can go from bravado to bashfulness, from look-at-me childlike egotism to genuine modesty and thoughtfulness.