egotist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n egotist a conceited and self-centered person
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n egotist One who is characterized by egotism, in either sense of that word.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Egotist one full of egotism
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Quotations

  • Ambrose Bierce
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    “Egotist. A person of low taste, more interested in himself than me.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose%20Bierce
    “An egotist is a person interested in himself than in me!”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “The pest of society are the egotist, they are dull and bright, sacred and profane, course and fine. It is a disease that like the flu falls on all constitutions.”
  • Lucille S. Harper
    Lucille S. Harper
    “The nice thing about egotists is that they don't talk about other people.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. ego, I.

Usage

In literature:

His eyes took on a glint of intelligence, one might almost say of hope, and he smiled egregiously, egotistically.
"The Witness" by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
He was egotistical, a poor judge of men, without experience in statesmanship, and unwilling to submit to guidance.
"American Men of Action" by Burton E. Stevenson
I know you will feel for me, and that makes me so egotistical.
"The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The egotist is seldom capable of giving efficient instruction: that lies in the nature of the case.
"Piano and Song" by Friedrich Wieck
We are not boasters and egotists, we are fighters.
"Private Peat" by Harold R. Peat
You did not think, by so short a phrase in your letter, to have drawn on yourself such an egotistical dissertation.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
It seemed too humanly near-sighted, too egotistic, too petty to sound out under those far-seeing stars, in that divine quiet.
"The River and I" by John G. Neihardt
As one gets older one is more difficult to please: but the sting of pleasure is even keener than in youth and far more egotistic.
"Oscar Wilde, Volume 2 (of 2)" by Frank Harris
To be sure, the dog was rather egotistical and ostentatious.
"Paris: With Pen and Pencil" by David W. Bartlett
Of the two give me the second, for even a narrow little egotistical self is better than a formula.
"The Half-Hearted" by John Buchan
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In poetry:

Rama will never abide
in the egotistic man's heart
therefore his slave, Suradasa,
has abandoned pride.
"The Lord Is His Devotees' Slave" by Sant Surdas
You cannot help me? but I see
I have a readier prompter here,
The child is whispering in my ear,
‘Write a pretty thing of me!’
I will, you egotistic gnome,
The best is often nearest home.
"Of Me" by William Bell Scott

In news:

'Let Big Bob Know That His 'holier Than Thou', Pompous Ass, Arrogant , Self Righteous, Egotistical Attitude Lost His Beloved Morning Show A Listener Today'.
Catnip From the Egotists.
A Globalist, An Egotist And a Mystic.
" In the course of an afternoon's tour of the city, Lorca had been pedantic, vain, and egotistical, giving his companion the impression that "Spanish poetry began and ended with him.
The man who plays a beloved egotist on the Fox hit channels the character's voice in a slight send-up of the actress's lifestyle publication.
'Let Big Bob Know That His 'holier Than Thou', Pompous Ass, Arrogant, Self Righteous, Egotistical Attitude Lost His Beloved Morning Show A Listener Today'.
Egotists are preoccupied with themselves to an extreme degree.
GREEN RIVER, Utah — Great spellers come in all types, from egotistical showoffs to loners who find sanctuary in the forest of words.
But the decision to hand it over at all was the one that he said is unusual, claiming that CPAs are often "too egotistical" to let go of control.
I've never had egotistical or those words used.
Curran Events Facts never get in the way of ideologues, egotistical politicians or arrogant civic leaders.
New Yorkers are just as egotistical about the superiority of their food as you thought.
Handsome Jack is the archvillain in Borderlands 2, a charismatic yet egotistical baddie who reportedly builds a space base in the shape of a giant "H" that can airdrop crates and baddies down to ambush the player in unexpected situations.
Of all professional athletes, hockey player s are said to be the nicest, least egotistical, and generally the most gracious U2?s Bono now can agree with all of those statements.
This play-with-in-a-play recounts the backstage and on stage antics of an egotistical actor and his ex-wife as they co-star in a production of "Taming of the Shrew".
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In science:

It is nice to know that these egotistical numbers cannot be too grand.
Autobiographical Numbers
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