Definitions

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  • adj. Tending to talk excessively about oneself.
  • adj. Believing oneself to be better and more important than others.
  • adj. Egoistical.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
  • adj. characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance

Etymologies

egotistic +‎ -al (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Of 32 revolutionary leaders, 23 were described as egotistical, narcissistic, and searching for personal fame and glory Rejai, 1980.

    The Bass Handbook of Leadership

  • I know folks who are less egotistical, that is, not wrapped up in the idea that they are the center of the universe, or who are working to get past that notion, but being a zen master or yoga adept is not a guarantee that you leave the monkey brain completely behind.

    Denver Worldcon

  • Pardon me should I use the personal pronoun "I" too frequently, as I do not wish to be called egotistical, for I only write of what I saw as an humble private in the rear rank in an infantry regiment, commonly called "webfoot."

    "Co. Aytch" Maury Grays, First Tennessee Regiment or, A Side Show of the Big Show

  • What I have said of her women should not be called egotistical as

    Documenting the American South, or, the American Experience in 19-th Century America

  • There I became more egotistical, that is to say more depressed and more distrustful than ever.

    Indiana

  • The individuality, always more or less egotistical, which is prominent in the word _ego_, seemed positively to have ceased to exist with him: one would have said that he almost already felt himself absorbed in that universal and divine substance, which is the

    Lord Byron jugé par les témoins de sa vie. English

  • He could be, and often was, called egotistical, self-centred, domineering and sneering; but at least one knew that the total effect was there because he meant it: he found it temperamentally impossible to be a creep.

    The Guardian World News

  • Grammer made his Broadway debut last year in a revival of musical "La Cage aux Folles" but is best known as the egotistical therapist Frasier Crane in the TV comedies "Frasier" and

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • He'll be described as egotistical, self-centered and greedy, concerned with only George Steinbrenner.

    Yahoo! Sports - Top News

  • How Merwin's poems avoid what Keats called the egotistical sublime -- the unpleasant tendency of not just Wordsworth (to whom he was referring) but of so many of our own contemporary poets of nature to pretend to be humbly praising nature, when what they are actually bringing forth for our awed approval is their own poetic sensitivity -- might be one of the great mysteries, and accomplishments, of 20th century poetry.

    Book Patrol

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  • "IT was ridiculous, and egotistical, to think that I could affect anyone that strongly."- Twilight, Stephanie Meyer,pg.31

    October 27, 2010

  • What comes before one?

    October 31, 2008

  • Having the ability to count up to one. Which is all you need really.

    February 22, 2008