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egotistic

or egotistical

[ee-guh-tis-tik, eg-uh-] /ˌi gəˈtɪs tɪk, ˌɛg ə-/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or characterized by egotism.
2.
given to talking about oneself; vain; boastful; opinionated.
3.
indifferent to the well-being of others; selfish.
Origin of egotistic
1855-1860
1855-60; egotist + -ic
Related forms
egotistically, adverb
antiegotistic, adjective
antiegotistical, adjective
antiegotistically, adverb
nonegotistic, adjective
nonegotistical, adjective
nonegotistically, adverb
unegotistical, adjective
unegotistically, adverb
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  • For the egotistic garrulity of the author there is, in fact, no more fit occasion than in the final pages of his book.

    Tales of Fantasy and Fact Brander Matthews
  • I'm not going to be robbed of the egotistic pleasure of being hospitable.

    Free Air Sinclair Lewis
  • Paul preaches no gospel of individualism, of egotistic salvation-seeking.

  • We do not deny that there are plenty of egotistic instincts in isolated individuals.

    The Conquest of Bread Peter Kropotkin
  • Finally, despite the tenderness and kindliness he can show, the egotistic elements absorb too much of his nature.

  • "Let every one mind his own business" was the first command of this egotistic morality.

    The Growth of a Soul August Strindberg
  • That is a little tale of journalism as it is; if you call it egotistic and ask what is the use of it I think I could tell you.

    A Miscellany of Men G. K. Chesterton
  • They are apt to be self-conscious, egotistic, and morbidly conscious.

    Degeneracy Eugene S. Talbot
  • We can now pose as experts on Earthquakes—pardon the egotistic form of talking about the latter, but it makes it more real.

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