Egotist



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 Jowett

The egotist seemed not to object to having all the talk to himself.
For Woman’s Love Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth

He was a successful man, and, like all successful men, he was an egotist.
Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great Philosophers, Volume 8 Elbert Hubbard

Did the pale stars and the restless waves teach no lesson that such an egotist might learn, and be the better for the learning?
Grif B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon

Hence oblivion, often unjust, is the punishment which the egotist suffers.
The Legacy of Greece Various

And he is an egotist in every thing—in gallantry, in conversation, in principle, and in heart.
The English Spy Bernard Blackmantle

Man, egotist though he be, exacts sympathy from all the universe.
What Will He Do With It, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

If only the Chief knew how he had plunged along in his own way, an egotist, an iconoclast!
The Loom of Youth Alec Waugh

That Risler, with all his good-nature, was an egotist pure and simple, a parvenu.
Fromont and Risler, Complete Alphonse Daudet

noun
a conceited boastful person
a self-interested person; egoist
n.

1714, first used by Joseph Addison; see ego + -ist. Addison credits the term to “Port-Royalists” who used it in reference to obtrusive use of first person singular pronoun in writing, hence “talking too much about oneself.” Meaning “self-conceit, selfishness” is 1800. The -t- is abnornmal, perhaps by influence of dogmatism. Related: Egotistic; egotistical.

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