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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. an exaggerated opinion of your own importance;
[syn: egotism, self-importance, swelled head]

2. an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others;
[syn: ego, egotism, self-importance]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Egotism \E"go*tism\ (?; 277), n. [L. ego I + ending -tism for -ism, prob. influenced by other English words in -tism fr. the Greek, where t is not part of the ending, as baptism. See Egoism.] The practice of too frequently using the word I; hence, a speaking or writing overmuch of one's self; self-exaltation; self-praise; the act or practice of magnifying one's self or parading one's own doings. The word is also used in the sense of egoism. [1913 Webster] His excessive egotism, which filled all objects with himself. --Hazlitt. Syn: Egotism, Self-conceit, Vanity, Egoism. Self-conceit is an overweening opinion of one's talents, capacity, attractions, etc.; egotism is the acting out of self-conceit, or self-importance, in words and exterior conduct; vanity is inflation of mind arising from the idea of being thought highly of by others. It shows itself by its eagerness to catch the notice of others. Egoism is a state in which the feelings are concentrated on one's self. Its expression is egotism. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

egotism n 1: an exaggerated opinion of your own importance [syn: egotism, self-importance, swelled head] 2: an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others [syn: ego, egotism, self-importance]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

61 Moby Thesaurus words for "egotism": acquisitiveness, arrogance, autism, boastfulness, boasting, bragging, careerism, conceit, conceitedness, contempt, ego, ego trip, egocentricity, egocentrism, egoism, egoisticalness, egotisticalness, gasconade, gasconism, graspingness, greed, individualism, interest, megalomania, narcissism, personal aims, personal ambition, personal desires, personalism, possessiveness, pride, privatism, remoteness, self-absorption, self-admiration, self-advancement, self-centeredness, self-centerment, self-consequence, self-consideration, self-containment, self-devotion, self-esteem, self-importance, self-indulgence, self-interest, self-interestedness, self-jealousy, self-love, self-occupation, self-pleasing, self-seeking, self-serving, self-solicitude, self-sufficiency, selfishness, selfism, superiority, vainglory, vainness, vaunting