antiegotism

egotism

[ee-guh-tiz-uhm, eg-uh-]
noun
1.
excessive and objectionable reference to oneself in conversation or writing; conceit; boastfulness.
2.
selfishness; self-centeredness; egoism.

Origin:
1705–15; < Latin ego ego + -ism; -t- perhaps after despotism, idiotism2

antiegotism, noun

egoism, egotism (see synonym study at the current entry).


1. Egotism, egoism refer to preoccupation with one's ego or self. Egotism is the common word for obtrusive and excessive reference to and emphasis upon oneself and one's own importance: His egotism alienated all his friends. Egoism a less common word, is used especially in philosophy, ethics, or metaphysics, where it emphasizes the importance of or preoccupation with self in relation to other things: sufficient egoism to understand one's central place in the universe. See also pride.


1. humility, modesty, altruism.
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egotism (ˈiːɡəˌtɪzəm, ˈɛɡə-)
 
n
1.  an inflated sense of self-importance or superiority; self-centredness
2.  excessive reference to oneself
 
[C18: from Latin ego I + -ism]

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egotism [(ee-guh-tiz-uhm)]

An excessive regard for one's own talents or achievements; conceit, self-importance; acting with only one's own interests in mind.

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