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[ee-guh-tis-tik, eg-uh-] /ˌi gəˈtɪs tɪk, ˌɛg ə-/
pertaining to or characterized by egotism.
given to talking about oneself; vain; boastful; opinionated.
indifferent to the well-being of others; selfish.
Also, egotistical.
Origin of egotistic
1855-60; egotist + -ic
Related forms
egotistically, adverb
antiegotistic, adjective
antiegotistical, adjective
antiegotistically, adverb
nonegotistic, adjective
nonegotistical, adjective
nonegotistically, adverb
unegotistical, adjective
unegotistically, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for egotistical
  • They are egotistical and self-centered, and they have a predatory perspective on others.
  • Grad students giving advice to mid-career academics or tenure track profs are being a bit egotistical.
  • Most of us are not egotistical, but you wouldn't know that .
  • His novels are decadent and egotistical and glorify force and masculinity.
  • This egotistical journal is introspective but lacks self-insight.
  • If an athlete is egotistical or obnoxious, the cameras will capture their real personality.
  • One of my old professors wasn't egotistical as much as extra slovenly.
  • It's bracing and compelling stuff, propelled by the author's own strong egotistical will to prove his version of the future.
  • You appear to be missing the point with your egotistical self-righteousness.
  • This may sound egotistical, but it's actually very practical.

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