Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] Obsessive egotism or self-centredness.
conceit, conceitedness, self-conceit, narcissism, self-love, self-admiration, self-regard, self-absorption, self-obsession, self-centredness, egotism, egoism, egocentrism, egomaniaView synonyms
- ‘He may be insecure, but his insecurity expresses itself not in egomania or depression, but in a garrulous, love-me-do amiability.’
- ‘It is not so much that Neil's blend of chippiness and egomania has abated, but that it has simply found its perfect outlet.’
- ‘His motivation can certainly not be solely attributed to financial reward and egomania.’
- ‘His TV show is an unwatchable spectacle of rampant egomania.’
- ‘Ultimately what it amounts to is an aversion to pretentiousness and egomania.’
- ‘If a painfully hip novel set in the European fashion industry didn't contain the requisite amount of preening egomania, airy-fairy posturing and general preposterousness, you would probably ask for your money back.’
- ‘He combined athleticism, judgement and skill in an irresistible mix - and he was a great sportsman, totally devoid of egomania.’
- ‘But surprise soon gave way to a mild attack of egomania.’
- ‘Isn't it a bit weird, conducting an imaginary interview with yourself, on a blog already devoted to furthering your growing egomania?’
- ‘Seen from this angle, the giant personalities which many of them cultivated were not instances of egomania but their individual responses to the huge expectations which junior staff and patients placed upon them.’
- ‘His egomania, he wrote, was the other side of deficient self-esteem.’
- ‘Sure, he drips egomania, but he is also struggling with a total lack of identity.’
- ‘Moving on, let's tackle my presumed rampant egomania.’
- ‘‘Whether those religious paintings are an expression of faith, whether they are deeply iconoclastic or whether they are a kind of extraordinary egomania we don't know,’ she says.’
- ‘It wasn't egomania, it was a real financial necessity.’
- ‘The band signed a massive deal, spent aeons in the studio and fell apart amid talk of egomania.’
- ‘His estranged guitarist, songwriting partner and soulmate since childhood, had succumbed to cocaine, aloof behaviour and rampant egomania.’
- ‘A reputation of jealousy, rage and egomania had made him the man he was today, and that was something he had come to regret.’
- ‘Politicians have a limited emotional range - normally just rampant egomania or self pity.’
- ‘One does not need to be laboring under maniacal egomania to begin to believe oneself above it all.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.