a conceited, boastful person.
a selfish person; .
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
a conceited boastful person
a self-interested person; egoist
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.
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 […]
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practice of or belief in rule by an . consciousness of or pride in belonging to a select or favored group. noun the belief that society should be governed by a select group of gifted and highly educated individuals such government pride in or awareness of being one of an elite group n. 1951; see […]
practice of or belief in rule by an . consciousness of or pride in belonging to a select or favored group. Contemporary Examples That is not to say the students who submit to the elitism and racism promoted by the USC Greek system are wholly sympathetic. Stepford Sororities: The Pressures of USC’s Greek Life Maya […]