What does the word egotist mean?

Usage examples for egotist

  1. Mathieu listened at first in great astonishment, and then began to ask questions and raise objections, at most of which Beauchene laughed gayly, like the gross egotist he was. – Fruitfulness Fecondite by Emile Zola
  2. Thoreau must be a stoic, he must be an egotist, he must be illogical, whenever he puts pen to paper. – The Last Harvest by John Burroughs