egotism

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From Latin ego (I) + -t- + -ism

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egotism (usually uncountable, plural egotisms)

  1. A tendency to talk excessively about oneself.
  2. A belief that one is superior to or more important than others.
  3. (countable) The result or product of being egoistic.
  4. (nonstandard, by confusion of the similar words) Egoism (belief that behavior should be directed towards one's self-interest).

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