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egotism


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Egotism  \E"go*tism\  (?;  277),  n.  [L.  ego  I  +  ending  -tism  for 
  -ism,  prob.  influenced  by  other  English  words  in  -tism  fr 
  the  Greek,  where  t  is  not  part  of  the  ending,  as  baptism.  See 
  {Egoism}.] 
  The  practice  of  too  frequently  using  the  word  I;  hence  a 
  speaking  or  writing  overmuch  of  one's  self  self-exaltation; 
  self-praise;  the  act  or  practice  of  magnifying  one's  self  or 
  parading  one's  own  doings.  The  word  is  also  used  in  the  sense 
  of  egoism. 
 
  His  excessive  egotism,  which  filled  all  objects  with 
  himself.  --Hazlitt. 
 
  Syn:  {Egotism},  {Self-conceit},  {Vanity},  {Egoism}. 
  Self-conceit  is  an  overweening  opinion  of  one's  talents, 
  capacity,  attractions,  etc.;  egotism  is  the  acting  out 
  of  self-conceit,  or  self-importance,  in  words  and 
  exterior  conduct;  vanity  is  inflation  of  mind  arising 
  from  the  idea  of  being  thought  highly  of  by  others  It 
  shows  itself  by  its  eagerness  to  catch  the  notice  of 
  others  Egoism  is  a  state  in  which  the  feelings  are 
  concentrated  on  one's  self  Its  expression  is  egotism. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  egotism 
  n  1:  an  exaggerated  opinion  of  your  own  importance  [syn:  {self-importance}, 
  {swelled  head}] 
  2:  an  inflated  feeling  of  pride  in  your  superiority  to  others 
  [syn:  {ego},  {self-importance}] 




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