excessive and objectionable reference to oneself in conversation or writing; conceit; boastfulness.
selfishness; self-centeredness; .
For all his egotism and irascibility, Churchill was a good man as well as a great one.
Boris Johnson’s Churchill Man Crush Michael F. Bishop November 21, 2014
In all things he looked only to himself, and to this egotism he sacrificed both subjects and Governments.
Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
The egotism he displayed in the enjoyment of his good fortune, shielded him from any fault.
Therese Raquin Emile Zola
Mr. Browning, apart from the question of the egotism involved, could not say of himself, he at least believed in soul.
Browning and Dogma Ethel M. Naish
Perhaps it was my egotism, which made me over-bold, thinking that any woman could love me.
Hidden Water Dane Coolidge
But Dante’s egotism goes rather further than was requisite, so that the transcendental insight might not fail in his philosophy.
Three Philosophical Poets George Santayana
I am inclined to ascribe these feelings at bottom to egotism.
War Letters of a Public-School Boy Paul Jones.
He died with a discretion, a modesty, a self-forgetfulness which redeemed the egotism of the universe.
The New Book Of Martyrs Georges Duhamel
But enough of these tiresome memories, in which my egotism will always involve me.
Roland Cashel Charles James Lever
My dear one, there is an egotism of wifely sorrow that drives a man to sin.
Was It Right to Forgive? Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
an inflated sense of self-importance or superiority; self-centredness
excessive reference to oneself
1714, from ego + -ism (see egotist). Meaning “selfishness” is from 1800.
An excessive regard for one’s own talents or achievements; conceit, self-importance; acting with only one’s own interests in mind.
a conceited, boastful person. a selfish person; . Historical Examples But Kalugin was an egotist and gifted with nerves of steel; in a word, he was what is called brave. Sevastopol Lyof N. Tolsto On our knees the egotist must die, and the altruist be born. My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year John Henry […]
pertaining to or characterized by . given to talking about oneself; vain; boastful; opinionated. indifferent to the well-being of others; selfish. Contemporary Examples “egotistic verve” was a quality of which neither had a lack. Best of Brit Lit Peter Stothard July 8, 2009 Historical Examples For the egotistic garrulity of the author there is, in […]
a positron. antielectron an·ti·e·lec·tron (ān’tē-ĭ-lěk’trŏn’) n. See positron. antielectron (ān’tē-ĭ-lěk’trŏn’, ān’tī-) See positron.
(often used with a plural verb) the choice or best of anything considered collectively, as of a group or class of persons. (used with a plural verb) persons of the highest class: Only the elite were there. a group of persons exercising the major share of authority or influence within a larger group: the power […]