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egomania

[ee-goh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh, eg-oh-] /ˌi goʊˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə, ˌɛg oʊ-/
noun
1.
psychologically abnormal egotism.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; ego + -mania; modeled on monomania
Related forms
egomaniac, noun
egomaniacal
[ee-goh-muh-nahy-i-kuh l, eg-oh-] /ˌi goʊ məˈnaɪ ɪ kəl, ˌɛg oʊ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples from the web for egomania
  • Their egomania enables them to not be bound by convention or morality.
  • Most of the people accused of egomania are actually insecure-they spend all their time telling people how good they are.
British Dictionary definitions for egomania

egomania

/ˌiːɡəʊˈmeɪnɪə; ˌɛɡ-/
noun (psychiatry)
1.
obsessive love for oneself and regard for one's own needs
2.
any action dictated by this point of view
Derived Forms
egomaniac, noun
egomaniacal (ˌiːɡəʊməˈnaɪɪkəl; ˌɛɡ-) adjective
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Word Origin and History for egomania
n.

1825, from ego + mania.

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egomania in Medicine

egomania e·go·ma·ni·a (ē'gō-mā'nē-ə, -mān'yə, ěg'ō-)
n.
Extreme appreciation or preoccupation with the self.

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egomania in Culture
egomania [(ee-goh-may-nee-uh)]

An extreme egotism.

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