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EGOTISTIC

 Dictionary entry overview: What does egotistic mean? 

EGOTISTIC (adjective)
  The adjective EGOTISTIC has 2 senses:

1. characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance
2. characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance

  Familiarity information: EGOTISTIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EGOTISTIC (adjective)


Sense 1egotistic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characteristic of those having an inflated idea of their own importance

Synonyms:

egotistic; egotistical; narcissistic; self-loving

Similar:

selfish (concerned chiefly or only with yourself and your advantage to the exclusion of others)


Sense 2egotistic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance

Synonyms:

conceited; vain; swollen-headed; self-conceited; egotistical; egotistic; swollen

Context examples:

a conceited fool / an attitude of self-conceited arrogance / an egotistical disregard of others / so swollen by victory that he was unfit for normal duty / growing ever more swollen-headed and arbitrary / vain about her clothes

Similar:

proud (feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride)


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