egotism

  • 1Egotism — is the motivation to maintain and enhance favorable views of self. Egotism means placing oneself at the center of one s world with no direct concern for others. It is closely related to narcissism, or loving one s self, and the possible tendency… …

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  • 2egotism — EGOTÍSM s.n. Atitudine individualistă care provine din acordarea unei importanţe exagerate propriei persoane. – Din fr. égotisme. Trimis de LauraGellner, 10.06.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  Egotism ≠ altruism Trimis de siveco, 02.02.2005. Sursa: Antonime …

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  • 3Egotism — 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4egotism — [ē′gō tiz΄əm, eg′ōtiz΄əm; ē′gətiz′əm, eg′ətiz΄əm] n. [L ego, I2 + tism (for ISM), as in NEPOTISM] 1. constant, excessive reference to oneself in speaking or writing 2. self conceit 3. selfishness: Egotism is generally considered more opprobrious… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5egotism — index pride Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 6egotism — 1714, from EGO (Cf. ego) + ISM (Cf. ism) (see EGOTIST (Cf. egotist)). Meaning “selfishness” is from 1800 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7egotism — egoism, *conceit, self love, amour propre, self esteem Analogous words: vanity, vainglory, *pride: boasting or boastfulness, vaunting or vauntfulness, gasconading (see corresponding verbs at BOAST): pluming, piquing, priding, preening (see PRIDE… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8egotism — ► NOUN ▪ the quality of being excessively conceited or absorbed in oneself. DERIVATIVES egotist noun egotistic adjective egotistical adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9egotism — egoism, egotism 1. Both are 18c words for ‘preoccupation with oneself’ in various ways. There is no etymological difference to affect their meanings, and the intrusive t in egotism is unexplained. When Fowler wrote about these words (1926),… …

    Modern English usage

  • 10egotism — /ee geuh tiz euhm, eg euh /, n. 1. excessive and objectionable reference to oneself in conversation or writing; conceit; boastfulness. 2. selfishness; self centeredness; egoism. [1705 15; < L ego EGO + ISM; t perh. after DESPOTISM, IDIOTISM2] Syn …

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  • 11egotism — (= egoism), noun Darla s egotism will always thwart her chances for a lasting relationship Syn: self centeredness, egomania, egocentricity, self interest, selfishness, self seeking, self serving, self regard, self love, narcissism, self&#8230; …

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  • 12egotism — e•go•tism [[t]ˈi gəˌtɪz əm, ˈɛg ə [/t]] n. 1) excessive reference to oneself in conversation or writing; conceit; boastfulness 2) selfishness; self centeredness; egoism • Etymology: 1705–15; &LT; L ego ego+ ism; t perh. after despotism, idiotism&#8230; …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13egotism — See egoism, egotism …

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  • 14EGOTISM —    the teaching that in REALITY all actions are performed out of self interest. Ayn RAND and others have developed this viewpoint into a systematic theory that all actions ought to be performed out of self interest. Traditionally the great WORLD&#8230; …

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  • 15egotism — [[t]i͟ːgətɪzəm, e̱g [/t]] N UNCOUNT (disapproval) Egotism is the quality of being egotistic. Syn: selfishness …

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  • 16egotism — egoism / egotism [n] self centeredness arrogance, assurance, boastfulness, boasting, bragging, conceit, conceitedness, egocentricity, egomania, gasconade, haughtiness, insolence, megalomania, narcissism, ostentation, overconfidence, preoccupation …

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  • 17egotism — egotizmas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Perdėtas savęs vertinimas ir dėmesys sau, kitų dėmesio į save kreipimas, abejingumas kitų nuomonei. kilmė pranc. égotisme&LT; lot. ego – aš atitikmenys: angl. egotism vok. Egotismus,&#8230; …

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  • 18egotism — noun Etymology: Latin ego + English tism (as in idiotism) Date: 1714 1. a. excessive use of the first person singular personal pronoun b. the practice of talking about oneself too much 2. an exaggerated sense of self importance ; conceit compare&#8230; …

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  • 19egotism — noun a) A tendency to talk excessively about oneself. b) A belief that one is superior to or more important than others. Syn: pride, vanity, conceit See Also: egotist, egotistic …

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  • 20egotism — ego·tism ē gə .tiz əmalso eg ə n an exaggerated sense of self importance compare EGOISM (2) * * * ego·tism (eґgo tiz &#601;m) 1. conceit, selfishness, self centeredness, with an inflated sense of one s importance. 2. egoism (def. 2) …

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