Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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  • adjective Egotistical.
  • adjective Egoistic.

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

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

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Examples

  • If people of such outstanding talent and accomplishment can't avoid a couple of dumb fucks throwing verbal hand grenades in their direction, how egotistic is it for you to think that you will live your life in a steady stream of uninterrupted adulation?

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  • It's a kind of egotistic naturalism which is endemic of a deeper French malaise.

    Le Mot Juste

  • Homais dilated in Amphytrionic pride, and the affecting thought of Bovary vaguely contributed to his pleasure by a kind of egotistic reflex upon himself.

    Madame Bovary

  • Bovary vaguely contributed to his pleasure by a kind of egotistic reflex upon himself.

    Madame Bovary

  • Sarkozy dismissed the "egotistic" rich-country perception that poor countries don't have the right to nuclear technology because they can't be trusted to keep it safe.

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  • Sarkozy dismissed the "egotistic" rich-country perception that poor countries don't have the right to nuclear technology because they can't be trusted to keep it safe.

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  • Sarkozy dismissed the "egotistic" rich-country perception that poor countries don't have the right to nuclear technology because they can't be trusted to keep it safe.

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  • You think a guy would love all of that attention or at least get a little egotistic because of that desire …

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  • An outward­-focused posture of humble servant leadership is more commendable than a life of egotistic achievement.

    Sheldon C. Good: What Would Jesus' Commencement Speech Say?

  • An outward­-focused posture of humble servant leadership is more commendable than a life of egotistic achievement.

    Sheldon C. Good: What Would Jesus' Commencement Speech Say?

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  • BrE speakers strongly prefer a long vowel /ˌiːg-/ in the initial syllable to /ˌeg-/ (81% in a 2007 survey for the Longman Pronunciation Dictionary).

    August 4, 2008