egotistic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj egotistic characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance "a conceited fool","an attitude of self-conceited arrogance","an egotistical disregard of others","so swollen by victory that he was unfit for normal duty","growing ever more swollen-headed and arbitrary","vain about her clothes"
    • adj egotistic characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Egotistic Addicted to, or manifesting, egotism; having an exaggerated view of one's own importance or good qualities.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • egotistic Pertaining to or of the nature of egotism; characterized by egotism: as, an egotistic remark; an egotistic person.
    • egotistic Synonyms Conceited, vain, self-important, opinionated, assuming. See egotism.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Egotistic showing egotism: self-important: conceited
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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
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    “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:

A most beastly egotistical and selfish act.
"The Three Black Pennys" by Joseph Hergesheimer
The issue was no vulgar one; no merely egotistic interests were at stake.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)" by John Addington Symonds
The most offensive egotist is he that fears to say "I" and "me.
"The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 8" by Ambrose Bierce
He was merciless to himself, an egotist and a vulgarian.
"Bunker Bean" by Harry Leon Wilson
However, this big, egotistical fellow showed himself an admirable father.
"His Masterpiece" by Emile Zola
It is merely a polite way of saying that we are egotistical.
"Preaching and Paganism" by Albert Parker Fitch
Out of France it would be difficult to find a more egotistical piece of self-portraiture.
"Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 84, October, 1864" by Various
His manners to all, but especially to his dependants, were arrogant, egotistical and overbearing.
"For Woman's Love" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
He is uncouth, cynical, egotistical.
"The Gun-Brand" by James B. Hendryx
You are just as egotistical as I am, only you won't own it frankly, as I do.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 75, January, 1864" by Various
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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.
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.
FORT WAYNE, Indiana--He's with us to this day, in words and phrases like psychoanalysis, egotist, dream therapy, anal retentive and Freudian slip.
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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