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  • adj. Egotistical.
  • adj. Egoistic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Addicted to, or manifesting, egotism; having an exaggerated view of one's own importance or good qualities.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of egotism; characterized by egotism: as, an egotistic remark; an egotistic person.
  • Synonyms Conceited, vain, self-important, opinionated, assuming. See egotism.

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

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


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