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egotist

[ee-guh-tist, eg-uh-] /ˈi gə tɪst, ˈɛg ə-/
noun
1.
a conceited, boastful person.
2.
a selfish person; egoist.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15; egot(ism) + -ist
Related forms
antiegotist, noun, adjective
Can be confused
egoist, egotist.
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British Dictionary definitions for antiegotist

egotist

/ˈiːɡətɪst; ˈɛɡ-/
noun
1.
a conceited boastful person
2.
a self-interested person; egoist
Derived Forms
egotistic, egotistical, adjective
egotistically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for antiegotist

egotist

n.

1714, first used by Joseph Addison; see ego + -ist. Addison credits the term to "Port-Royalists" who used it in reference to obtrusive use of first person singular pronoun in writing, hence "talking too much about oneself." Meaning "self-conceit, selfishness" is 1800. The -t- is abnornmal, perhaps by influence of dogmatism. Related: Egotistic; egotistical.

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