egotism[ē′gō tiz′əm, eg′ō-; ē′gə-, eg′ə-]
egotism definition by Webster's New World
- constant, excessive reference to oneself in speaking or writing
Origin: Classical Latin ego, I plush -tism (for -ism), as in nepotism
egotism definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The tendency to speak or write of oneself excessively and boastfully.
- An inflated sense of one's own importance; conceit. See Synonyms at conceit.
Origin: ego + -tism (as in nepotism).
egotism - Cultural Definition
An excessive regard for one's own talents or achievements; conceit, self-importance; acting with only one's own interests in mind.