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[ee-goh-mey-nee-uh, -meyn-yuh, eg-oh-] /ˌi goʊˈmeɪ ni ə, -ˈmeɪn yə, ˌɛg oʊ-/
psychologically abnormal egotism.
Origin of egomania
1815-25; ego + -mania; modeled on monomania
Related forms
egomaniac, noun
[ee-goh-muh-nahy-i-kuh l, eg-oh-] /ˌi goʊ məˈnaɪ ɪ kəl, ˌɛg oʊ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for egomaniac
  • The show is about a delusional, egomaniac ex-baseball player who is forced into retirement but thinks he can make a comeback.
  • Some would say that every bid is the work of an egomaniac.
  • Being a stand-up comedian, you're an egomaniac, to some degree.
  • She was an egomaniac and talked about herself constantly.
  • If your boss isn't an egomaniac, he will soon tire of the grandstanding.
  • To this day, people are divided as to whether he's a visionary or a power-crazed egomaniac.
  • The guy is an egomaniac, and he obviously continues to be.
  • Hopefully this arrogant egomaniac will soon be impeached.
  • There isn't enough money on this planet to get me to watch, listen to or read about that egomaniac.
  • Someone suffering from this extreme egocentric focus is an egomaniac.
British Dictionary definitions for egomaniac


/ˌiːɡəʊˈmeɪnɪə; ˌɛɡ-/
noun (psychiatry)
obsessive love for oneself and regard for one's own needs
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 egomaniac

1890, from egomania. Related: Egomaniacal.



1825, from ego + mania.

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egomaniac in Medicine

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

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

An extreme egotism.

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