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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

(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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Older individuals had a higher sense of personal responsibility and biospheric scales, and lower egotistic values.
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"You haven't done yourself justice" is the cleverest and yet most brutal way I have ever known to give an egotistic journalist the message: "Your piece is no good, rewrite it."
This meant that such elites had to be really committed at aiming to attain sustained development, more beneficial economic interrelations with advanced countries, and improved income and social benefits distribution--such as education and health--for the benefit of all population sectors of their countries and not just for a privileged egotistic elite--as currently is the case in colonial Puerto Rico.
The sports that TV largely ignores at other times involve participants who give their all unlike many stellar-salaried, petulant, badly behaved, egotistic soccer "stars" of indifferent attitude.
Diouf also lauded Qatar for its commitment towards regional peace and criticised the bloodshed in Syria caused by a man's egotistic attitude.
He also helped Livingstone in his latest adventure and suffered at the hands of the egotistic missionary and the equally egotistic journalist, Stanley.
Danka and Janka reveals implicit ideological messages in three specific themes that continue to appeal to young readers: holidays, greed, and egotistic behavior.
foreign policy to his own egotistic ends and driven by psychological factors, including an extreme case of father worship.
In her novel, Middlemarch, the young, idealistic, somewhat egotistic, Dorothea learns a painful lesson that life does not go according to her plans.
The author recasts Theodore Roosevelt, who was Assistant Secretary of the Navy at the time, from the conventional wisdom--a loyal, altruistic model nationalist--to a sophistic, scheming demagogue, willing to stage-manage US foreign policy for his own egotistic ends, driven by psychological factors including an extreme case of father worship.
The pressure from above was so strong that 42 of the teachers felt compelled to submit their written apologies to the arrogant, self-willed and egotistic principal.