egotism[ē′gō tiz′əm, eg′ō-; ē′gə-, eg′ə-]
- constant, excessive reference to oneself in speaking or writing
Origin of egotismClassical Latin ego, I + -tism (for -ism), as in nepotism
An inflated sense of one's own importance; conceit. See Synonyms at conceit.
Origin of egotismego + -tism (as in nepotism).
(usually uncountable, plural egotisms)