Part of speech: noun

The habit of thinking and talking much of oneself; self - conceit.

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Usage examples "egotism":

  1. Continuing still further the same argument, he adds: " Common sense would have the tendency even to make us promise to be good, so as to satisfy our own egotism. - "Common Sense Subtitle: How To Exercise It", Yoritomo-Tashi.
  2. It provides us with a moral picture of monstrous egotism set in a frame of jewels. - "Oscar Wilde", Leonard Cresswell Ingleby.
  3. But his egotism was quite strong enough to rival the public spirit of the others, and raise his interest to the general pitch. - "Dr. Jolliffe's Boys", Lewis Hough.