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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
Of 32 revolutionary leaders, 23 were described as egotistical, narcissistic, and searching for personal fame and glory Rejai, 1980.
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.
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."
What I have said of her women should not be called egotistical as
There I became more egotistical, that is to say more depressed and more distrustful than ever.
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
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.
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
He'll be described as egotistical, self-centered and greedy, concerned with only George Steinbrenner.
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.
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