Egotism - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈeɡoʊtɪzəm|  American pronunciation of the word egotism
Brit.  |ˈɛɡətɪz(ə)m|  British pronunciation of the word egotism

noun

- an exaggerated opinion of your own importance (syn: self-importance)
- an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others (syn: ego, self-importance)

Examples

In his egotism he thought everyone was coming just to see him.

...for someone who has won a Nobel Prize in physics, he is remarkably without egotism...

...the general view that Hitler incarnated extreme egotism and indeed evil itself...

he was helpless under the reign of his egotism

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