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3 definitions found
 for egotism
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Egotism \E"go*tism\ (?; 277), n. [L. ego I + ending -tism for
     -ism, prob. influenced by other English words in -tism fr.
     the Greek, where t is not part of the ending, as baptism. See
     Egoism.]
     The practice of too frequently using the word I; hence, a
     speaking or writing overmuch of one's self; self-exaltation;
     self-praise; the act or practice of magnifying one's self or
     parading one's own doings. The word is also used in the sense
     of egoism.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           His excessive egotism, which filled all objects with
           himself.                                 --Hazlitt.
  
     Syn: Egotism, Self-conceit, Vanity, Egoism.
          Self-conceit is an overweening opinion of one's talents,
          capacity, attractions, etc.; egotism is the acting out
          of self-conceit, or self-importance, in words and
          exterior conduct; vanity is inflation of mind arising
          from the idea of being thought highly of by others. It
          shows itself by its eagerness to catch the notice of
          others. Egoism is a state in which the feelings are
          concentrated on one's self. Its expression is egotism.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  egotism
      n 1: an exaggerated opinion of your own importance [syn:
           egotism, self-importance, swelled head]
      2: an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others
         [syn: ego, egotism, self-importance]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  61 Moby Thesaurus words for "egotism":
     acquisitiveness, arrogance, autism, boastfulness, boasting,
     bragging, careerism, conceit, conceitedness, contempt, ego,
     ego trip, egocentricity, egocentrism, egoism, egoisticalness,
     egotisticalness, gasconade, gasconism, graspingness, greed,
     individualism, interest, megalomania, narcissism, personal aims,
     personal ambition, personal desires, personalism, possessiveness,
     pride, privatism, remoteness, self-absorption, self-admiration,
     self-advancement, self-centeredness, self-centerment,
     self-consequence, self-consideration, self-containment,
     self-devotion, self-esteem, self-importance, self-indulgence,
     self-interest, self-interestedness, self-jealousy, self-love,
     self-occupation, self-pleasing, self-seeking, self-serving,
     self-solicitude, self-sufficiency, selfishness, selfism,
     superiority, vainglory, vainness, vaunting
  
  

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