egotistical

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj egotistical 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 egotistical characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Egotistical Addicted to, or manifesting, egotism; having an exaggerated view of one's own importance or good qualities.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Egotistical showing egotism: self-important: conceited
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Quotations

  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose%20Bierce
    “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:

Young and impulsive, he was, perhaps, somewhat egotistical, and cared for little but to be happy.
"The Forty-Five Guardsmen" by Alexandre Dumas
People without poise are, with very few exceptions, egotists who exaggerate their own importance.
"Poise: How to Attain It" by D. Starke
It seems to me I am growing to be a dreadful egotist.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XII. No. 31. October, 1873." by Various
Hugh thought for himself; he thought round and through his position, not egotistically but with a quality of responsibility.
"Mr. Britling Sees It Through" by H. G. Wells
What an egotist you are, my dear fellow!
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 102, February 6, 1892" by Various
You have convinced my reason that I'm an egotistical dreamer.
"Septimus" by William J. Locke
Men are egotists, and absorb whatever comes in their way.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)" by Mrs. Sutherland Orr
Egotistic ambition and avarice supplanted patriotism and industry.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series" by John Addington Symonds
Isn't it a trifle egotistical?
"Winston of the Prairie" by Harold Bindloss
He is that rarest of birds, a wholly delightful egotist.
"A Student in Arms" by Donald Hankey
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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.
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".
"I'm egotistical when I design," is one.
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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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