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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Self-conceit. The belief that you are much better or more important than other people.

Usage examples (39)
  • Opinions scattered indiscriminately about leave the mark of egotism.
  • In fact, the word egotism originally referred just to the over use of I.
  • "But what do you call egotism?" asked Nechludoff -- smiling, as I thought,
  • To place them above the gratification of individual egotism is the task of civilization. for more
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  • A belief in "egoism" (the view in ethics that self-interest motivates all) does not automatically make you guilty of "egotism" (self-importance, conceit, or self-centeredness).
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